The Ministry of Industry and New Technologies of Tajikistan has reported a significant increase in the production of precious metals in the country since the beginning of 2019.
According to the source, the gold production in January-May increased by 60.8% YoY. At the same time, silver production increased by 37.6%.
However, the ministry and other relevant agencies of Tajikistan do not provide data on the production of precious metals, saying that such information is secret.
Meanwhile, exports of precious, non-precious stones and metals in January-May amounted to over $43.2 million, up 53.9-fold YoY. In January-May 2018 this figure was only $802,000.
Tajikistan’s gold assets contain 137 deposits of industrial gold and 127 deposits of non-industrial gold. Tajikistan had a new record in gold production in 2017 as the country extracted 5.5 tons.
The main gold-bearing deposits are located in the central part of the country. Tajikistan has 10 gold producers, the biggest ones being Zarafshon (70% of all gold extracted in the country), Aprelevka, Tilloi Tochik, Odina Group and Pakrut. (Trend/Ukrainian metal)