Growth moderated to 6.2% in 2016. While inflation also declined slightly, the current account deficit was wider, driven by higher service imports and lower hydrocarbon exports. Growth is projected to return to 6.5% in 2017 and accelerate to 7.0% in 2018, with some rise in inflation and a narrower current account deficit as prices for hydrocarbons improve. Private sector development is key to diversifying growth. Read more from Asian Development Outlook 2017
Economic forecasts for Central Asian countries
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Source: Asian Development Outlook 2017