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    Tajikistan's foreign trade up 33% to $301.7 mln in Jan. y-o-y

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    DUSHANBE, February 15 (RIA Novosti) - The Central Asian Republic of Tajikistan expanded its foreign trade turnover by 33% in January, year-on-year, to $301.7 million.

    The State Statistics Committee of the country, which borders on Afghanistan and China, said trade balance was negative, at $39.9 million in January.

    Trade with the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), a loose union of former Soviet republics, accounted for 46.3% of the country's foreign trade turnover, or $139.8 million. The trade deficit was $91.8 million with these countries.

    The share of trade with non-CIS countries was 53.7%, or $161.9 million, with a trade surplus of $51.9 million.

    Tajikistan's main trade partners were the Netherlands ($79.8 million), Russia ($70.2 million), Uzbekistan ($23.8 million), Kazakhstan ($23.8 million) and Turkey ($20.4 million).

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