Turkmenistan reveals data on foreign trade
ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan, Oct. 22
By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend:
The volume of Turkmen foreign trade for the first half of 2019 amounted to $7.2 billion, including export value of $4.7 billion and import - $2.5 billion, Trend reports referring to the Turkmen Orient news agency.
At the same time, the trade surplus is equal to $2.2 billion, Chairman of the Board of Turkmen State Bank for Foreign Economic Affairs Rakhimberdy Jepbarov said at a business forum in Tokyo.
Turkmenistan has foreign trade relations with 107 countries, the main of which are China, Italy, Turkey, the UAE and Afghanistan.
At the same time, the value of exports of cement produced in Turkmenistan grew 20.2 times, carpets and rugs - 5.5 times, products of vegetables and fruits processing - 3.5 times, wool - 36.1 percent, textile materials – 22.9 percent, mineral fertilizers - 18.1 percent.
In addition, new goods appeared in the export structure of Turkmenistan in 2018. Thus, the export value of rebar amounted to more than $1.4 million, glass and glassware - more than $3.4 million.