Tajikistan: Imports, percent of GDP

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 Tajikistan

Imports of goods and services as percent of GDP

 Latest value 38.42
 Reference 2020
 Measure percent
 Source The World Bank

For that indicator, we provide data for Tajikistan from 1993 to 2020. The average value for Tajikistan during that period was 65.35 percent with a minimum of 38.42 percent in 2020 and a maximum of 99.67 percent in 2007. The latest value from 2020 is 38.42 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 168 countries is 44.31 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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The imports of Tajikistan and other countries are calculated as the total amount of goods and services produced abroad and sold at home. Imports are often reported as percent of GDP so that we can evaluate their magnitude relative to the size of the economy.

If imports are about 15 percent or less of GDP the economy is considered relatively closed. That, for example, applies to the U.S. In contrast, many small European countries import over 40 percent of the products they consume. They are considered more open to international trade.

Definition: Imports of goods and services represent the value of all goods and other market services received from the rest of the world. They include the value of merchandise, freight, insurance, transport, travel, royalties, license fees, and other services, such as communication, construction, financial, information, business, personal, and government services. They exclude compensation of employees and investment income (formerly called factor services) and transfer payments.
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