Tajikistan: Aluminum Giant Suffers Output Slump
Tajik Aluminum Company, by far Tajikistan’s largest industrial concern, has said it reduced output by 23 percent over the first 10 months of 2017, compared to the same period last year.
The company, better known by its acronym TALCO, said that aluminum production over that period reached 85,600 tons. Asia-Plus newspaper reported on November 6 that the value of the primary aluminum manufactured is worth around 330 million somoni ($37.5 million).
Aluminum production in Tajikistan has been dropping markedly since October 2016, when the Nurek hydroelectric plant, which provides most of the country’s power needs, stopped working following a technical fault.
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