Tajikistan Economic Outlook
May 12, 2020Evidence is emerging that the Tajik economy is reeling from the Covid-19 pandemic. In April, the economy minister stated that there was a sharp uptick in returning migrant workers in February and March, as Russiaâ€™s and Kazakhstanâ€™s economies began to grind to a halt due to the pandemic and falling oil prices. Remittances are an important source of household income in the country. Moreover, prices for the countryâ€™s main commodity exports have slumped though early May amid the global shutdown, while widespread trade and transportation disruptions are also denting economic activity. Amid a sharp drop in government revenues and rise in essential health-related expenditure, the IMF approved a USD 189.5 million disbursement on 6 May. In other news, President Emomali Rahmonâ€™s son was anointed as the chair of the upper house of Parliament on 17 April, signaling that he will likely follow in his fatherâ€™s footsteps.
Tajikistan Economic GrowthGDP is expected to plunge this year on falling remittances inflows and as evaporated demand and compromised global supply chains plague the external sector. Moreover, government finances will likely remain under stress, exacerbated by a rigid foreign exchange market and sizeable twin deficits. FocusEconomics panelists see GDP contracting 0.5% in 2020, which is down 3.1 percentage points from last monthâ€™s forecast. Next year, the economy is seen rebounding and GDP growing 5.6%.
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