On 4 June 2018 pursuant to the resolution of the President of Turkmenistan Perkhat Kovusov was appointed Deputy Chairperson of the State Statistics Committee.
Let us recall that on 4 May the President criticized the performance of Turkmenistan's State Statistics Committee Aina Orayeva and relieved her from the post. Khalykdurdy Gurbanov was appointed a new head of the agency.
Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov stated then that reliable statistical data with regard the social and economic processes, which are underway in the country, are needed to implement successful reforms in finance, taxation and budget as well as monetary and credit areas.
However, no data pertaining to key economic indicators, such as GDP, unemployment rate or Turkmenistan's population is available at the website of the State Statistics Committee.
Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan