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Welcome To Turkmenistan
Country number
43
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  • Elephants Can't Jump

    Ensuring brand initiatives work in practice as well as in theory. To have marketplace impact, we believe every research assignment should consist of three elements consumer exploration or validation, within a competitive context, generating commercial outputs.
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  • Firefish Ltd

    29 full time staff, operating in all corners of the globe, on all manner of projects. No methodology is squashed to fit. We approach each brief with fresh eyes and minds, to make sure you get the most out of your research, helping your brand move forward.
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  • Grass Roots

    Grass Roots is one of Europe's largest performance improvement companies. Established in 1980, Grass Roots UK is the founding company of a group with offices and partners operating in 15 countries around the world.
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  • DIGITAL-MR

    In addition to Social Media Research (Web Listening) DigitalMRs solutions also include community panels, access panels, Web usability and a distinct focus on qualitativeresearch online.
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An Introduction to Turkmenistan

Eastern Turkmenistan for centuries formed part of the Persian province of Khurasan; in medieval times Merv (today known as Mary) was one of the great cities of the Islamic world and an important stop on the Silk Road. Annexed by Russia between 1865 and 1885, Turkmenistan became a Soviet republic in 1924. It achieved independence upon the dissolution of the USSR in 1991. See full country profile.

Latest Research News from Central Asia

Sep 22
London-based video ad distribution and tracking platform Unruly has launched a new targeting capability, to help advertisers across South East Asia connect with those consumers most likely to emotionally engage with a specific ad. Sep 22 2017
Sep 21
US-based J.D. Power is adding the Net Promoter Score (NPS) to its automotive and finance industry studies in Asia Pacific, for use in benchmarking clients' performance against competitors. Sep 21 2017


0 current Central Asian jobs at present - sorry



Fast Facts
Map of Turkmenistan
CAPITAL: Ashgabat
GOVERNMENT: Republic; authoritarian presidential rule, with little power outside the executive branch.
AREA: 488,100 sq km
POPULATION: 4,884,887 (July 2009 est.)
MAJOR LANGUAGE: Turkmen
Golden horse of Turkmenistan
Golden horse of Turkmenistan


Horsing Around: Turkmenistan is home of the Akhal-Teke, a breed of horse that is noted for its speed and endurance on long marches. It has adapted very well to severe climate conditions, and is one of the oldest breeds in the world.

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Turkmenistan in Profile

Eastern Turkmenistan for centuries formed part of the Persian province of Khurasan; in medieval times Merv (today known as Mary) was one of the great cities of the Islamic world and an important stop on the Silk Road. Annexed by Russia between 1865 and 1885, Turkmenistan became a Soviet republic in 1924. It achieved independence upon the dissolution of the USSR in 1991.

The country's extensive hydrocarbon/natural gas reserves will be a boon if extraction and delivery projects can be expanded, and the Government is actively seeking to develop alternative transportation routes to break Russia's pipeline monopoly. Turkmenistan held its first multi-candidate presidential elections on the death of President for Life Saparmurat Nyyazow in December 2006.

Some Business and General Info

GDP: $29.65 billion (PPP)

Religions Muslim 89%, Eastern Orthodox 9%, unknown 2%

Currency: Turkmen New Manat (TMT) ($USD 1 = 2.843 TMT)

Telephone Code: +933

Research Industry

None - though there are several agencies working in Turkmenistan.

Overview of Trade and Industry

According to the CIA World Factbook: Turkmenistan's exports were worth $USD 9.887bn in 2008 consisting of gas, crude oil, petrochemicals, texti'es and cotton fibre, which went to Ukraine, Iran and Turkey. Imports came from the UAE, Russia, Turkey, China, Ukraine, Germany and the USA at a value of $USD 5.291bn.

Turkmenistan is largely a desert country with intensive agriculture in irrigated oases and sizeable gas and oil resources. One-half of its irrigated land is planted in cotton; formerly it was the world's 10th-largest producer.

Poor harvests in recent years have led to an almost 50% decline in cotton exports and, in the past, Turkmenistan's economic statistics were state secrets. The new government is more open but figures are subject to wide margins of error. In particular, the rate of GDP growth is uncertain.

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