Eurasia Tajikistan Snapshot


Growth. GDP growth is expected to have slowed a little last year, to 6% from 7.1% in 2017. But most agencies expect growth to stabilize at, or close to, 6% for several years. The key drivers currently are the volume of worker remittances (40% of GDP), mostly from Russia, and exports of electricity, cotton and aluminum. Longer-term, the country aims to significant boost electricity generation and exports, e.g. feeding in the CASA-1000 project, and by boosting value-added processing of cotton, gold and aluminum.