The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) reports that in 2001 the purchasing power parity of Turkmenistan's exports was $2.7 billion while imports totaled $2.3 billion resulting in a trade surplus of $400 million.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) reports that in 1997 Turkmenistan had exports of goods totaling $774 million and imports totaling $1.01 billion. The services credit totaled $272 million and debit $675 million. The following table summarizes Turkmenistan's balance of payments as reported by the IMF for 1997 in millions of US dollars.
|Balance on goods||-231|
|Balance on services||-403|
|Balance on income||85|
|Direct investment abroad||…|
|Direct investment in Turkmenistan||108|
|Portfolio investment assets||-5|
|Portfolio investment liabilities||…|
|Other investment assets||206|
|Other investment liabilities||752|
|Net Errors and Omissions||-73|
|Reserves and Related Items||-398|