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Georgia’s Position is Worsened by 14 Points in Terms of Transport Infrastructure in the Global Competitiveness Index

Georgia’s Position is Worsened by 14 Points in Terms of Transport Infrastructure in the Global Competitiveness Index

Georgia is ranked as the 75th in terms of transport infrastructure in the Global Competitiveness Index, published by World Economic Forum. Georgia worsened position by 14 positions comparing to 2015.

However, the position is worsened by 20 positions comparing to 2012. Index of roads is worsened by 22 positions comparing to 2012.

Years 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Total index of transport infrastructure 55 58 54 61 75
roads 56 60 65 73 78
railway 34 35 33 35 38
ports 65 68 67 73 71
Air transport 82 84 84 90 88

To note, the following countries are behind Georgia by the criteria of infrastructure: Azerbaijan – 34th, Armenia – 58th, Kazakhstan – 63rd, Estonia – 22nd, Lithuania -28th , Latvia – 52nd, Russia – 74th ,Tajikistan –  66th ,  Turkey – 29th . Georgia is ahead of Moldova – 110, Ukraine – 88, Kirgizstan – 117.

Despite the fact, that Georgia’s positioning is improved by 7 points in GCI Index in 2016 comparing to 2015, namely from 6 to 59, we have significant worsening of transport infrastructure index – by 14 pints.