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Wednesday 18 July 2018

Tajik Trade Balance at $1 bln Deficit in H1


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DUSHANBE (TajikTTA) — According to statistics published today, Tajikistan’s foreign trade turnover in the first half of this year was more than $2 bln, exceeding by 20% (by $353 mln) the amount of the same period of last year. At the same time, the trade balance was negative because imports exceeded exports by more than $1 bln.

In January-June of this year, Tajikistan exported $528.3 mln of goods, 15.3% ($70.2 mln) more than in the same period of 2017, while importing more than $1.5 bln, which is 22.7% ($283.1 mln) more, for the same period. Thus, the trade balance was negative: imports exceeded exports by more than $1 bln.

The ratio of imports to exports in January-June of this year was 35%. In the same period of last year, this indicator was 36%. That is, the ratio of exports to imports has deteriorated by 1%.

The main trading partner of the country in the first half of this year was Russia, the total turnover with which amounted to about $470 mln.

The bilateral trade with Kazakhstan was $416 mln, with China $316 mln and with Uzbekistan $128 mln.

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