DUSHANBE, July 19, 2016, Asia-Plus – Based on current data, Tajikistan’s gross domestic product (GDP) for the first six months of this year was 21.9793 billion somoni (equivalent to some 2.8 billion U.S. dollars), an increase of 6.6 percent over the same period last year in comparable prices, according to the Agency for Statistics under the President of Tajikistan.

In January-June this year, GDP structure by sources of income included: sale and repair of automobiles and home appliances and consumer goods, hotels and restaurants – 16.8 percent; industry and energy – 16 percent; transportation, communications and warehousing – 13.4 percent; taxes – 13.1 percent; construction – 11.5 percent; etc.

The government expects the GDP to rise 7.0 percent in a year to December 31, 2016.

Meanwhile, international financial institutions have forecasted annual gross domestic product growth for Tajikistan to slow this year.

We will recall that the GDP rose 6.0 percent in a year to December 31, 2015, reaching 48.4016 billion somoni, according to the Agency for Statistics under the President of Tajikistan.