China and Turkey become Tajikistan's major trading partners

( chinadaily.com.cn )

Updated: 2011-08-01

Turkey, China, Afghanistan and Latvia have become major trade partners of Tajikistan, with Turkey occupying 39.4 percent of Tajikistan's total exports, according to the national statistics bureau of Tajikistan.

China is the second largest destination of Tajikistan's export, accounting for 25.2 percent of the total exports. The leading export products are non-ferrous metals, including aluminum, and ginned cotton.

In the first half of this year, Tajikistan exported nearly $170 million worth of commodities to Turkey, and imported $36.7 million worth of goods from Turkey. The trade deficit between Tajikistan and Turkey amounted to $233.4 million. During the same period, trade between Tajikistan and Turkey totaled $306.9 million, up 79.9 percent over the same period last year.

In other deals, Tajikistan traded goods worth $349.3 million with China, ranking the highest.

Tajikistan mainly exports primary aluminum, ginned cotton and dried fruits to other countries. Russia accounted for 30.9 percent of Tajikistan's imported commodities. Kazakhstan supplied 12 percent of imported commodities to Tajikistan, followed by China, 11.5 percent.

In the first six months, Tajikistan exported $686.4 million worth of goods, and imported $1.5 billion worth of goods.