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Tajikistan currently has one of the lowers per capita GDPs among the 15 former Soviet Republic. More than one million Tajik citizens work abroad as a result of low employment opportunities and support families at home through remittances.
Industry in Tajikistan consists primarily of small factories in either food processing and light industry, substantial hydropower facilities and a large aluminium plant that is currently operating below 25% of capacity.
In 2013, the Tajik government finalized an agreement to import one million tons of fuel and oil products from Russia each year at reduced prices. The country’s economic situation remains fragile due to uneven implementation of structural reforms, corruption, weak governance, seasonal power shortages and its large external debt burden.
Composition of GDP (2013)
Aluminium, electricity, cotton, fruits, vegetable oil and textiles.
Petroleum products, aluminium oxide, machinery and equipment and foodstuffs.
At present, there are no exchange controls in Tajikistan.