Agroindustrial trade is growing between Russia and Tajikistan

Tajikistan most actively purchases from the Russian Federation fat and oil products, as well as sugar and confectionery.

In return, he supplies vegetables and fruits, of which the main article is apricots.

It is apricots that account for more than 50% of the total volume of products that Russia buys from Tajikistan, if you look in value terms.

In 2020, the volume of imports of Tajik apricots from Russia increased by 80.5% compared to 2019.

Also, in the structure of Russian imports of agricultural products from Tajikistan, 18.8% falls on nuts and fruits.

What does Tajikistan buy from Russia?


First of all, this is sunflower oil, which accounts for 20.2%.

In addition, it is sugar (13%) and margarine (10.4%).

Oleg Moskvin, Deputy General Director for Export of NMZhK Group of Companies, notes that in Tajikistan, as in the countries of Central Asia in general, there is a very high level of consumption of fat and oil products, and Russian brands are the leaders in sales.

At the same time, there is still a potential for growth in the consumption of these products in the country. This means that the potential for the development of imports is the same.

In 2020, the value of agricultural imports to Tajikistan reached its maximum. By 2019, it increased by 8.1%, and by 2016 — by 25.6%.

Most of the products of the agro-industrial complex Tajikistan buys from Kazakhstan, Russia, and Uzbekistan. In total, these countries account for over 80% of Tajik agricultural imports.

According to experts, Russian agricultural exports to Tajikistan have great potential. In the future, the volume of supplies may reach $ 500 million.

What kind of agricultural products does Tajikistan produce?


The country’s own production of agricultural products is also growing.

In 2020, the total volume of agricultural production increased by 8.8% compared to last year.

In the field of plant growing, vegetables and grain, as well as cotton, are especially actively grown.

An even more important component of the agro-industrial complex is the production of fruits, which are largely exported.

Also in Tajikistan, the production of livestock products, including meat, milk, eggs and fish, is increasing.

In 2020, the export of agricultural products from Tajikistan increased by 6.5% by 2019 and amounted to over $ 35 million .

In addition to vegetables and fruits, this country actively sells natural resins, non-food extracts, as well as cigars and cigarettes, soft drinks.

The list of the main buyers includes Kazakhstan, Afghanistan, Russia and China.