Tajikistan’s external trade turnover estimated at more than 2.11 billion US dollars in January-April
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Over the first four months of this year, Tajikistan's external trade turnover amounted to 2.1262 billion U.S. dollars, which is 3.1 percent, or 67.2 million US dollars, less than in the same period last year, according to the Agency for Statistics under the President of Tajikistan. Over the reporting period, the trade balance was negative and amounted to 1.2652 billion U.S. dollars. In January-April this year, Tajikistan reportedly had trade relations with 102 countries of the world, including ten CIS nations. Exports of goods over the first four months have amounted to 430.5 million U.S. dollars, which is 33.2 percent, or 213.8 million U.S. dollars, less than in January-April last year. Over the reporting period, the country's exports include mainly mineral products (cement, ores and concentrates, electricity, coals) - 46.5 percent, precious and semi-precious metals and gems - 26.9 percent, non-ferrous metals (aluminum) and products made from them - 22 percent, products of plant origin - 3.0 percent, products of chemical industry - 2.4 percent, machinery and equipment - 3.9 percent, textiles - 19.1 percent, other goods - 3.1 percent. In January-April, the major trading partners of Tajikistan's exports were: Kazakhstan - 25.9 percent of the overall volume of Tajikistan's exports; China - 23.1 percent; Turkiye - 13.8 percent; Russia - 10.9 percent; Uzbekistan - 9.4 percent; Iran - 7.4 percent; Afghanistan - 3.3 percent; the Virgin Islands - 1.2 percent; Italy - 1.1 percent; the United Arab Emirates (UAE) - 1.9 percent; and others. Imports of goods into the country over the reporting period have amounted to 1.6957 billion U.S. dollars, which is 9.5 percent, or 146.6 million U.S. dollars, more than in January-April last year. Over the first four months of this year, the main items of Tajikistan's imports were: mineral products - 17.6 percent, machinery and equipment - 14 percent, products of chemical industry - 8.0 percent, products of plant origin - 8.9 percent, finished food products - 8.2 percent, non-ferrous metals (aluminum) and products made from them - 9.6 percent, fats and oils of animal and vegetable origin - 2.9 percent, polymer materials, rubber and products of them - 3.5 percent, wood and wood products - 4.4 percent, other goods - 22.9 percent. Over the first two months of this year, the major trading partners of Tajikistan's imports were: Russia - 27.5 percent of the overall volume of Tajikistan's imports; China - 21.2 percent; Kazakhstan - 16.5 percent; Uzbekistan - 5.2 percent; Turkiye - 3.9 percent; Germany - 3.5 percent; Japan - 3.4 percent; Iran - 2.9 percent; the United States - 1.9 percent; Belarus, India - 1.6 percent; Belarus, the republic of Korea and Pakistan - 1.4 percent each; Turkmenistan - 1.3 percent each; and others. Over the reporting period, major trading partners of Tajikistan were: Russia - 512 million US dollars (7.5-percent increase compared to January-April last year); China - 458 million US dollars (2.1-ercent increase); Kazakhstan - 319 million US dollars (15.1-percent decrease); Uzbekistan - 130 million US dollars (25.7 percent decrease); and Turkiye - 125 million US dollars (6.3-percent increase).
Source: Asia Plus