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Central Asia: Commerce With China Registers Sturdy Progress Throughout First Half Of 2023

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By Justin Burke

(Eurasianet) — China’s Basic Administration of Customs (GTU) has launched commerce knowledge for the primary half of 2023 involving Central Asian nations, and to nobody’s shock Turkmenistan is the one one of many 5 with a positive commerce stability with the PRC. General, China exported about $26.4 billion in items to Central Asia through the first six months of the 12 months, whereas registering nearly $13.5 billion in imports, led by oil and pure gasoline.

Uzbekistan to date is the one Central Asian state to submit commerce statistics for the H1 2023 interval. Consistent with a development, the Uzbek figures diverge from China’s. In line with the GTU, commerce turnover with Uzbekistan elevated by 26.8 % in comparison with the identical interval in 2022, reaching nearly $6.1 billion. Chinese language exports to Uzbekistan totaled about $5.46 billion, whereas imports amounted to roughly $629 million.

In the meantime, Uzbekistan’s Statistics Company reported about $5.26 billion in commerce turnover, with Uzbekistan importing $4.23 billion in Chinese language items and companies, and exports to China totaling roughly  $1.03 billion. 

The GTU commerce figures present sharp will increase in China’s H1 commerce with different Central Asian states, in comparison with the identical interval in 2022: 

  • Kazakhstan: commerce turnover rose by 26.8 % to $18.25 billion; exports to Kazakhstan reached $10.63 billion, imports $7.62 billion.
  • Kyrgyzstan: turnover elevated by 27.6 % to $7.92 billion; exports to the KyrgyzRepublic totaled $7.89 billion, imports $26 million.
  • Tajikistan: turnover skyrocketed 84.7 % to $2.11 billion; exports to Tajikistan hit $1.96 billion, imports $152 million.
  • Turkmenistan: turnover rose by 12.3 % to $5.55 billion; exports to Turkmenistan measured $476 million, imports $5.076 billion, of which gasoline provides accounted for $5.058 billion.

Justin Burke is Eurasianet’s writer.

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