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Tajikistan cuts aluminum output target on low price, disruptions

DUSHANBE, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Tajikistan has cut its aluminum output growth target for this year to 5% from 20%, a government source told Reuters, citing a decline in prices and feedstock supply issues.

The source said several incidents had disrupted the supply of coking coal and alumina to the state-owned alumina company, TALCO. The Central Asian nation produced 95,800 tonnes of aluminum last year. (Reporting by Nazarali Pirnazarov Writing by Olzhas Auyezov; Editing by Susan Fenton)