February 8, 2017 / 11:59 AM / 6 months ago

Turkmenistan GDP growth slows to 6.2 pct in 2016

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ASHGABAT, Feb 8 (Reuters) - Turkmenistan's gross domestic product growth slowed to 6.2 percent last year from 6.5 percent in 2015, state television reported on Wednesday, citing final official data.

Economic growth in the gas-exporting Central Asian nation has been slowing since 2015 as energy prices dropped and Russia halted imports of Turkmen gas, leaving China as its main buyer. (Reporting by Marat Gurt; Writing by Olzhas Auyezov; Editing by Larry King)

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