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Uzbekistan-Tajikistan trade turnover down

Uzbekistan Materials 22 February 2023 13:39 (UTC +04:00)
Uzbekistan-Tajikistan trade turnover down
Nazrin Babayeva
Nazrin Babayeva
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BAKU, Azerbaijan, February 22. Trade turnover between Uzbekistan and Tajikistan amounted to $38.6 million in the first month of 2023, Trend reports with reference to Uzbekistan’s State Statistics Committee.

According to the Committee, the decreased by 4.9 percent or $2 million, compared to the same period in 2022 ($40.6 million).

Tajikistan’s export to Uzbekistan in the reporting period made up $5.3 million, decreasing by 32.9 percent over January 2022 ($7.9 million), while imports amounted to $33.3 million. This figure increased by 2.1 percent, compared to the figure for January 2022 ($32.6 million).

During the reporting period, Tajikistan imported from Uzbekistan some 1,200 tons of fruit and vegetables worth $500,000, and textile products worth $2.5 million, etc.

Meanwhile, Tajikistan's trade turnover with Uzbekistan reached $674.4 million in 2022, which is an increase of 11.3 percent compared to the figure for 2021 ($605.6 million).

In 2022, Tajikistan was the main supplier of cement to Uzbekistan. In total, Tajikistan exported to Uzbekistan 965,280 tons of cement for $29.7 million.

Among other Tajikistan's export commodities to Uzbekistan in 2022 were electricity ($33.4 million), aluminum ($31.4 million), cotton fiber ($17.4 million), as well as 29,602 tons of zinc ores and concentrates worth $30.8 million.

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