The GDP growth in Turkmenistan amounted to 6.5% in 2017.
This was stated at the enlarged meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers.
This figure in the industrial sector amounted to 5.5%, construction – 1.3%, transport and communications complex – 11.1%, trade – 9.4%, agriculture – 5%, and services – 9%.
In comparison with the same indicator of the previous year, overall production increased by 6.4%.
As a result of 2017 the volume of retail trade turnover increased by 19% compared to 2016. Prices for consumer goods, as well as tariffs for rendering services to the population, are kept within established limits.
The average monthly wages for large and medium-sized enterprises in the country over the past year are higher by 8.8% than in 2016.
Within the framework of the corresponding programs, in all regions of the country construction of industrial and social facilities is being carried out. (AzerNews/Business World Magazine)