Barda is well-developed agricultural rayon. The main agricultural sectors include grain and cotton growing. The economy is primarily based upon cattle-breeding, vegetable growing and silkworm breeding.
Barda rayon has a developed industry. There are “Yag-Pendir” (“Butter-Cheese”) and “Garabag-Pambig” (“Grabag-Cotton”) OSJCs, cannery, etc. functioning in the rayon.
The rayon runs education, health, social, recreational and public catering facilities.