external trade turnover amounts to $2.2194 bln in
DUSHANBE, September 17 (Asia-Plus). In January-August 2009, the external trade turnover of Tajikistan,
including electrical power and natural gas, has amounted to 2.2194 billion U.S.
dollars, which was 69.4 percent of the January-August 2008 level or 979.4
million dollars fewer, according to the State Committee for Statistics. The
trade balance was negative and mounted to 1.0189 billion US dollars.
Exports of goods in January-August 2009 amounted to 600.3 million US dollars,
which was 42.8 percent, or 449.3 million dollars, fewer than in the same period
Imports of goods into the country over the report period have amounted to
1.6191 billion US dollars, which was 24.7 percent or 530.1 million dollars
fewer than in January-August 2008.
Compared to July 2009 exports and imports last month increased by 17.9 percent
and 5.9 percent respectively.
In January-August 2009, Tajikistan
had trade relations with 95 countries of the world, including 11 CIS
states. Over the report period the CIS countries accounted for 46.7
percent (1.036 billion dollars) of Tajikistan’s external trade
turnover and the far abroad countries accounted for 53.3 percent (1.1834
billion dollars) of the country’s external trade turnover.
Share of primary aluminum and products from it accounted for 44.6 percent of Tajikistan’s
exports in January-August 2009. Over the report period, Tajikistan has exported aluminum
and products from it for 349.083 million dollars.
Electrical power accounted for 4.9 percent of Tajikistan’s external trade
turnover in the report period. In January-August this year, Tajikistan has
exported 3.3757 billion kWh of electricity for 48 million U.S. dollars.
Over the same eight-month period, Tajikistan has imported 3.3197
billion kWh of electrical power for 61.2 million U.S. dollars.
Over the report period, Tajikistan
has imported 168 million cubic meters of natural gas from Uzbekistan for 40.3 million U.S.