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The Financial, Energy, and Construction Sectors Attracted the Most FDI in Georgia

According to the preliminary data, in the first half of 2018, FDI in Georgia amounted to US$676.2 mln, a US$73.2 mln (9.8%) decrease compared to the corresponding period of 2017.

Based on a semi-annual analysis, FDI in Georgia has been characterized by a decreasing tendency since the second half of 2015. This decreasing tendency broke only in the second half of 2017 when FDI in Georgia increased by 47.7% compared to the corresponding period of 2016. The recorded data of the first half of 2018 is its lowest since the second half of 2014.

Sectoral analysis shows us that the 9.8% decrease in FDI in Georgia included decreases in FDI in real estate (-86.4%; – US$92.2 mln compared to the first half of 2017), transports and communications (-72.4%; – US$175.8 mln), construction (-18.9%; – US$22.8 mln), and hotels and restaurants (-2.5%; – US$0.8 mln). In the first half of 2018, FDI in health and social work saw the largest increase compared to the corresponding period of 2017, amounting to 1,045.1% (US$9.2 mln).

Noteworthy increases were also recorded in FDI in the energy sector (351.1%; US$91.6 mln), financial
sector (123.6%; US$96.6 mln), and manufacturing sector (100.8%; US$31.6 mln).