Tajikistan records GDP growth exceeding 7%

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Bishkek, Jan. 19, 2018. / Kabar /. The growth of the GDP in Tajikistan in 2017 amounted to 7.1 percent compared to 2016, Trend reported.

Tajikistan's GDP amounted to about 61.1 billion somoni ($6.9 billion) in 2017.

Agriculture, hunting, forestry, fishing and fish farming dominate in the GDP structure, making up 21.1 percent of the total GDP volume. The share of agriculture increased by 0.4 percent in 2017.

The industry increased its contribution by 1.9 percent to 17 percent in the total GDP structure.

Among other industries with the largest contribution to GDP, the Statistics Agency has classified trade, repair of cars, household goods and personal items, hotels and restaurants - 14 percent.

Earlier it was reported that Tajikistan's exports in 2017 increased by 33.3 percent compared to 2016 and the volume of imports decreased by 8.5 percent.

In 2017, the total volume of trade turnover amounted to $3,973 billion, which is 1.1 percent more than in 2016.

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