BAKU, Azerbaijan, July 18. Tajikistan's industrial production grew by 17.3 percent in the first half of 2022, said the Minister of Industry and New Technologies of Tajikistan Sherali Kabir on July 18, Trend reports with reference to the Tajik media.
Tajikistan's industrial production from January through June 2022 reached 19.1 billion somoni ($1.8 billion), which is an increase of 17.3 percent compared to the same period of 2021 (16.3 billion somoni, or $1.5 billion).
Tajik exports of industrial products in the reporting period amounted to $887 million: 677 000 tons of cement, 49 900 tons of cotton, 278 300 tons of coal were exported from Tajikistan.
Earlier, at the beginning of this year, Kabir reported that Tajikistan had the highest growth rate of industrial production among the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries in 2021 (increased by 23 percent).