Kyrgyzstan’s annual demand for gold is 5 tons. The head of the Fiscal Policy Department of the Ministry of Economy Kuban Aidaraliev told at a press conference.
According to him, the National Bank buys 2.5 tons annually; jewelers import other 2.5 tons.
The government amends the Tax Code, increasing by 3 percent the tax rate on the export of gold ore and concentrate.
According to the Ministry of Economy of Kyrgyzstan, 20 tons of gold are mined in the country annually.