The foreign trade turnover of Tajikistan, including electric energy, amounted to $1.045 billion over the first four months of this year, which was 88.2% of the January-April 2016 level or $140.2 million fewer, according to the Agency for Statistics under the President of Tajikistan.
The trade balance was negative and amounted to $540.5 million.
Exports of goods in January-April reportedly amounted to $207.3 million, up by 12.4% YoY, or by $32.8 million.
Imports of goods into the country over the same four-month period have amounted to $747.8 million, down by 18.8% YoY, or by $173.1 million.
Over the report period, Tajikistan has had trade relations with 109 countries of the world, including ten CIS nations.
Over the first four months of this year, major trading partners of Tajikistan were: Russia – approximately $285 million (down by 1.4% YoY) and Kazakhstan – more than $253 million (up by 32%).
Meanwhile, a two-way trade between Tajikistan and China in January-April amounted to only about $129 million (down by 57%).
Tajikistan’s external trade turnover last year amounted to $3.9296 billion, down by 9.2%, or by $370 million fewer YoY. (News.tj/Business World Magazine)