Economic Trivia

One of Turkmenistan's gas fields, the Galkynysh gas field, has the second largest volume of gas in the world.

Trade Source: United Nations Comtrade
Note: Top 3 trade partners are calculated by imports + exports.

Data unavailable

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Natural Gas; Oil; Petroleum Products; Textiles

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) [1]

GDP, PPP (current international) $103,603,699,531 (2017)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 6.5% (2017)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $17,993 (2017)
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GDP Country Rank 84/195 (2017)

GDP Composition %

Note: GDP composition percentage may exceed 100. Manufacturing is included in the Industry figures and is also reported separately because it plays a critical role in many economies.

Economic Indicators [1]

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) Data unavailable
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $781,324,333 (2017)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) Data unavailable
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) Data unavailable
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 43.48% (2012)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) ($580,180,000) (1997)
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Labor and Employment [1]

Labor Force, Total 2,604,028 (2017)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 8.241% (2017)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 44.921% (2017)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 46.838% (2017)
Unemployment Rate 3.401% (2017)
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Trade [1]

Imports of goods and services (current US$) $15,610,514,807 (2012)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $25,760,632,140 (2012)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 30.693% (2017)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $2,313,501,677 (2017)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $268,640,000 (1997)
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Economic Snapshot [1]

Note: Percentile ranks are calculated using the latest available data for all countries within the last 5 years.

How to interpret the graph: The purpose of this graph is to take a snapshot of a country’s economy in comparison to other economies. For example, Turkmenistan’s Exports rank is higher than (please wait...) of the countries in the dataset. For Exports, FDI and GDP measures, a higher rank (closer to 100%) indicates a stronger economy. Conversely, for Unemployment and Inflation, a lower rank (closer to 0%) indicates a stronger economy.

Due to unavailable data the following indicators have been omitted:
  • Exports
  • FDI, net inflows
  • GDP Growth Rate
  • GDP Per Capita
  • Inflation
  • Unemployment


  1. The World Bank