Reported growth slowed to 7.8% in 2016 from 8.0% the previous year. Inflation was marginally lower at 8.4% and the current account recorded a small surplus. Growth is projected at 7.0% in 2017 and 7.3% in 2018, with some improvement in the current account. Currency depreciation and government spending are forecast to raise inflation to 9.5% in 2017 and 10.0% in 2018. The finance sector needs reform. Read more from Asian Development Outlook 2017
Economic forecasts for Central Asian countries
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Source: Asian Development Outlook 2017