Tajikistan is also successfully executing the International Trade Center (ITC) program, targeted at supporting the development of the textile and clothing industry and improving the quality management infrastructure. A complete production cycle was organized, including the production of raw materials, spinning, fabric manufacturing, and the manufacture of garments and carpets, in the middle of the last century. The main products are fabrics and garments made from them, denim pants, shorts, textiles, carpet and leather products.
Starting with the production of raw materials to the production of finished products, the country has a full value chain. The sector has modern enterprises for sewing clothes, shoes. The government believes this sector as a priority industry. It is planned to increase the export potential on the basis of the modernization of production, stimulating the creation of new enterprises.
In light industry, an increase in food production is also observed – by 2.3 % due to an increase in the production of flour, meat, sausages, canned goods, and so on. During this period, food production amounted to more than 2.7 billion somoni (USD 287 million). This sector of the economy has a long tradition, the origins of which date back to the heyday of the Great Silk Road.
As statistics agency of the country reports, the textile exports amounted to more than USD 149.6 million, which is USD 71.6 million, or 92 % more than the same period last year, for the specified period. Of the total exports, over USD 106.9 million is accounted for exports of cotton fibre.
Textile and clothing production in Tajikistan for the eight months of this year increased by almost 30 %, as reported. Ministry of Energy and Industry of the country states that the amount of production of textile and clothing products during this period made more than 844.5 million somoni (more than USD 89.6 million). The industrial production index increased by 29.1 percent due to an increase in the output of cotton fibre, fabric, carpets and carpet products, and hosiery, in the textile and clothing industry.