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Georgia Loses Leading Regional Position in terms of Economic Growth Pace

Armenia’s GDP Grows Twice Faster in 2018. Over the past 3-4 years, especially in 2017, government officials in Georgia frequently reiterate that despite low economic growth Georgia is a regional leader in terms of economic growth paces. Regretfully, the reality is different. According to Geostat, national statistics service of Georgia, …

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Geostat Shares Rapid Estimates of Economic Growth

Geostat Publishes 2016 GDP Growth Final Indicators

The estimated real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth rate in May 2018 amounted to 7.5 percent y-o-y. An average estimated real GDP growth equaled 6.1 percent for the first five months of 2018 y-o-y. In May 2018 the estimated real growth, compared to the same period of the previous year, …

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Kvirikashvili’s Effect Lasted Only Two Years

Economic growth under Irakli Gharibashvili’s government was 3.75%; Kvirikashvili raised the rate to 3.9%. Prime Minister of Georgia Giorgi Kvirikashvili has filed a resignation referring to different visions between him and the ruling economic team on economic policy issues. “The ruling team and I have different positions regarding certain subjects, …

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Georgia Loses Leading Positions in terms of Economic Growth

In 2018 Armenia’s GDP Growth is Twice Faster compared to Georgia. Over the past 3-4 years, especially in 2017, government officials frequently reiterate that, despite low economic growth indicators, the country is a regional leader anyway. Regretfully, the reality is different. According to preliminary estimations by Geostat, national statistics service …

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IMF Staff Concludes Visit to Georgia

IMF Georgia

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team, led by Ms. Mercedes Vera-Martin, visited Tbilisi during February 7-13, 2018 to discuss recent economic and financial developments and progress with structural reforms. At the conclusion of the visit, Ms. Vera-Martin issued the following statement: “Economic developments in 2017 were positive. Growth reached 4.8 …

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NBG Forecast: Economics Growth to Be around 4.5% in 2018

According to the National Bank forecasts, real GDP growth in 2018 will be around 4.5% thanks to positive contribution from net exports, consumption and investments, as a result of currency inflows from abroad, improvement of business moods and capital expenses of the state budget. Despite the mentioned improvement, according to …

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Year of Economic Recovery – Key Economic Events in 2017

Georgian economy

After 2-year low economic growth, in 2017 Georgia’s GDP growth pace exceeded the planned indicator. It should be noted that in 2015-2016, along with currency crisis, economic growth in our country was under 3%. To be precise, GDP upturn in 2015 marked 2.9%, while the figure hit 2.8% in 2016. …

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BGEO: Economic Growth in 2018 will Be About 5%

The BGEO Group supervisory board chairman expects a 5% economic upturn in 2018. Irakli Gilauri told the Bonds&Loans that Georgia has attained a quite impressive economic upturn in January-September amid the regional tendencies. Introduction of the so-called Estonian Model has preconditioned economic growth in Georgia, Gilauri added. “We follow the …

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The IMF Increased Economic Growth Forecast to Georgia

The IMF Increased Economic Growth Forecast to Georgia

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) sees a positive dynamic in Georgian economy. The Fund increased economic growth forecast of Georgia from 3.5% to 4.5%. Growth is in the predictions of 2018, from 4% to 4.2%, – Mercedes Vera-Martin, head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission declared at the briefing held …

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Georgia’s Economic Growth Totaled 4.9% in 1H17

In the first half of 2017 Georgia’s economic growth marked 4.9% (real GDP). Highest upturn was recorded in development sector (+18.8%) and hotels and restaurants sector (+10.9%). Communications sector ranks third with 8.2%. The lowest growth was registered in electricity, gas and water supply-distribution sector (+0.2%). Agriculture emerged an  only …

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BTK Railway to Contribute to Participating Countries’ Economic Growth

Implementation of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railway will contribute to the economic growth of the countries participating in the project, Director General of the InfraNews agency Alexei Bezborodov told Trend May 15. The expert noted that the BTK project’s implementation will increase the cross-border trade and local transit. The BTK railway …

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