The foreign trade turnover of Tajikistan, including electric energy, has amounted to $775.7 million over the first three months of this year, which was 88.7% of the January-March 2016 level or $98.5 million less, according to the Agency for Statistics under the President of Tajikistan.
The trade balance was negative and amounted to $315.5 million.
Exports of goods in January-March have reportedly amounted to $230.1 million, up by 16.9% YoY, or by $33.3 million.
Imports of goods into the country over the same three-month period have amounted to $545.6 million, down by 19.4%, or by $131.7 million YoY.
Over the period, Tajikistan has had trade relations with 109 countries of the world, including ten CIS nations.
Over the first quarter of this year, major trading partners of Tajikistan were Russia – more than $221 million (up by 3.4% YoY) and Kazakhstan – approximately $193 million (up by 38%).
Meanwhile, a two-way trade between Tajikistan and China in January-March has decreased by 61% and amounted only to little more than $84 million.
Tajikistan’s external trade turnover last year amounted to $3.9296 billion, down by 9.2% YoY. (News.tj/Business World Magazine)