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4.6% Economic Growth Recorded in February

According to Geostat, the national statistics service of Georgia, in February 2019, compared to the same period of 2018, the pace of GDP growth was at  4.6%. At the same time, according to Geostat, the average real growth in January-February constituted 4.1%. In February 2019, as compared to the same …

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GDP Growth in 2018 Exceeded Initial Forecast

According to preliminary indicators, real growth in GDP in 2018, as compared to 2017, made up 4.7%, while the deflator changed by 3.6%. 2018 GDP volume in current prices constituted 41,077.5 million GEL, up 8.5% year on year. As for specific fields in the total GDP structure, trading and industry …

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Growth of Construction Sector Dropped Last Year

The National Statistics Office published a report on Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of 2018. During the year 2018, the construction sector dropped 3.1%, while turnover was GEL 3,272,800,000; In 2017, the sector grew by 13.5%. According to the statistics, Georgia’s economy was GEL 41,077,500,000 during 2018 and its growth rate …

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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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Introduction of GMP and GDP Standards in the Pharmaceutical Market Begins

 Pharmaceutical companies will have to maintain European standards within the next few years. The Ministry of Health begins to implement GMP (Good Production Practice) and GDP (Good Distribution Practice) Standard to ensure quality of medicines produced and imported in the country. Additionally, the inspection of pharmaceutical enterprises and distribution networks …

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Reuters: Georgia May Hike 2018 Growth Forecast, Plans Eurobond Refinancing

Georgia may increase its gross domestic product (GDP) growth forecast for this year, currently at 4.5 percent, as rising exports and inflows of foreign investment help support the economy, the country’s finance minister told Reuters. Georgia is recovering from a decline in exports and steep devaluations in the currencies of …

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Traffic Accident Fines Account for 5% in GDP

According to World Bank (WB), expenses after injuries and fatal outcomes of traffic accidents (lost revenues, medical, administrative and damaged property) made up about 5% in GDP in 2015 (738 million USD). “Traffic accidents bring extremely negative effect to state economy. It is possible to free resources for their productive …

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Geostat Publishes 2016 GDP Growth Final Indicators

Geostat Publishes 2016 GDP Growth Final Indicators

The 2016 GDP in current prices constituted 34.028bln GEL, up 7.2% year on year. According to the final report of Geostat, national statistics office of Georgia, the real growth made up 2.8% year on year, while the deflator’s percentage changed by 4.2%. In the sectoral structure of GDP the trading …

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Economic Growth Pace Declines – GDP Growth Shrank by 3.8% in July

According to preliminary estimations, in July 2017, as compared to the same period of 2016, real GDP growth pace made up 3.8%, while in January-July 2017 the averaged real growth constituted 4.4%. It should be noted that this year the Government expects economic growth to mark 4%. «Starting January 2012 …

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Internal Debt – More Expensive than External Debt

State Budget Pays 0.5 bln GEL to commercial banks for Serving debts. Georgia’s state debts account for 13.8bln GEL as of May 2017, including external debts total 11.2 bln GEL, while internal debts account for 2.5bln GEL. It is worth noting that over the past years  state debts comply with …

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The WB: GEL Exchange Rate is not the Main Task

The WB: GEL Exchange Rate is not the Main Task

GEL exchange rate is not the main task, – the World Bank’s regional director for Europe and Central Asia Hans Timmer says. He declares, that stabile exchange rate is not always a sign of success. External shocks are frequent and flexible exchange rate of GEL is more effective. Timmer notes, …

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