Economy & Market
Tajikistan imports amid rising production
Tajikistan continued to import a small volume of cement in 2019, despite a year-on-year increase in the production and export. The country produced 4.2 MT of cement, 0.4 MT (10.5 per cent) more than in 2018. About 20,000 t of cement was imported into the country in 2019, especially white cement, which is not produced in Tajikistan. Exports of cement rose during 2019 to 1.5 MT, at a value of $68.1 million. About 980,000 t were exported to Uzbekistan, 576,000t were exported to Afghanistan and 80,600 t were exported to Kyrgyzstan.