In Unequal Relationship, Trade Turnover Between Tajikistan and Russia Increases

@MIR24

From January to April 2024, Russia retained the status of Tajikistan’s leading trade partner, with trade between the countries increasing by 24.2% compared to the same period last year and reaching $636.8 million, according to the Statistics Agency under the President of Tajikistan.

Symptomatic of the deeply unequal relationship is that during this period, Tajikistan bought Russian goods worth $600.7 million, while the Russian Federation only bought $36.1 million from Tajikistan.

According to the Statistics Agency, Tajikistan’s other top trading partners are China (+19.7%, up to $548.7 million), and Kazakhstan ($441.6 million). From January to April, Tajikistan’s total foreign trade volume exceeded $2.7 billion, an increase of 28.7% compared to last year.