Tajikistan Sums Up Economic Results For 2023

On January 24th Tajikistan’s president Emomali Rahmon chaired a government meeting to review the country’s socio-economic results in 2023, and outline the main tasks for 2024. 

Prime minister Qohir Rasulzoda reported that despite the impact of current global problems on the Tajik economy, the economic results for 2023 were positive. According to Mr Rasulzoda, the country’s gross domestic product grew by 8.3% and inflation was 3.8%, 0.4% lower than in 2022.

A total of 729 new industrial enterprises were put into operation in the country and 230,000 new jobs were created. Electricity generation increased by 461 million kW/h compared to 2022. Agricultural production increased by 9%.

In 2023 the country received US $2.6 billion of foreign investment, 4.4% more than in 2022.

President Rahmon has outlined strategic goals for the government for 2024 — the rapid industrialization of the country through the introduction of new production capacities and activation of stagnant capacities, increasing the production of competitive import-substituting and export-oriented goods, and raising the number of small production enterprises and workshops in cities and districts.



Times of Central Asia

Jonathan Campion has worked in the Eurasia region since 2007. After leaving Exeter University with a degree in Russian Language, he worked as a writer, editor, analyst and translator for international law firms, market research firms and business forums serving the CIS region's major industries, from banking and finance, to metals and pharmaceuticals, and wine and spirits. With a passion for Central Asia, he has covered the region in esteemed publications such as the Lonely Planet, Open Central Asia magazine, and National Geographic Traveler.
He has translated books and poems from the region into English, and will be publishing his first book, about a sports team that saved lives at the start of Russia-Ukraine war, in April of 2024.

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