In January-May Tajikistan imported 360 thousand tons of wheat (at the average price of $224 per ton), down by 23.8 thousand tons YoY, the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade reported.
According to the official figures, the sum of imported wheat totaled $75.8 million.
In the reporting period the imports of flour totaled 23.4 thousand tons, down almost 2-fold YoY (42.6 thousand tons).
In order to increase the domestic production, the authorities provided grants for wheat imports. In particular, the VAT for wheat imports totals 10% only. The country has several flour mills, which are gradually increasing domestic production. (APK-Inform/Business World Magazine)
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