Tajikistan is located between Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan to the north and west, China to the east, and Afghanistan to the south. Tajikistan is home to some of the highest mountains in the world, including the Pamir and Alay ranges. Ninety-three percent of Tajikistan is mountainous and earthquakes of varying degrees are frequent.
Tajikistan is the poorest of all Central Asian group of countries and so not surprisingly, the industrial gases market is very small. Industrial development has been slow since its independence and was greatly impacted by the Civil War in 1992-97. Much of the supply of industrial gases is captively produced and so the merchant market is relatively small. Its proximity to Afghanistan and also its opening up to the international community and the presence of gold, silver and uranium is boosting demand but again, from a low base.
Report Data: 2015