Georgia: GDP Grows 1.3% In October


(Civil.Ge) — Georgia’s real GDP grew 1.3% in October, after 1.5% growth in September, according to preliminary data released by the state statistics office on November 30.

Economy grew 2.5% in the first ten months of this year, according to Geostat’s preliminary data.

Government’s forecast for 2016 economic growth stands at 3%. But PM Giorgi Kvirikashvili, who appeared before lawmakers last week as part of confirmation hearings for his cabinet, said that the government projects 2.7% economic growth this year.

Kvirikashvili also said that the government expects 3.4% economic growth next year, but initial draft of 2017 state budget projects 4% economic growth.

Georgia’s economy expanded by 2.9% in 2015, the weakest growth since 2009.


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