Turkmenistan’s real GDP growth in the first half of 2013 was 9.4 percent. According to the Turkmenistan.ru correspondent in Ashgabat, this was reported at the last government meeting discussing the socio-economic performance of the country over 6 months.
As a whole, all sectors of the national economy developed rapidly in the reported period. For example, the rate of the industry’s growth amounted to 6.6 percent, construction sector’s growth - 17.7 per cent, the service sector’s growth - 11.3 percent and agricultural growth- 7 percent.
Significant growth is reported in the construction industry. At present, some 1865 facilities are being erected in the country, while capital investments exceeded US $ 41 billion. Of this amount, US $ 13 billion are being used by the national companies of Turkmenistan for construction of facilities.