Geostat, National Statistics Service of Georgia, has published an early on report of February 2017 economic growth. Based on the report, year on year development in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) marked 4.4%, while January-February averaged real growth comprised 4.8%. It needs to be noted that in January GDP upturn marked 5.2%. It is actually worth to cover that your Government forecasts a 4% economic boost 2017.
?Starting January 2012 Geostat publishes early reports on economic growth monthly. The report is developed in accordance with turnover, fiscal and monetary indicators of VAT Payer companies. The mentioned assessment represents internationally recognized practice that is used for reception of short-term preliminary operative indicators. From the fields, where monthly indicators absent (one example is, agriculture), assessments are manufactured on the surface of indicators of previous period. Consequently, real quarter calculations varies from preliminary appraisals. Moreover, turnover of previous months of VAT payer enterprises might be corrected each and every month this also factor, consequently, preconditions correction of monthly real growth early assessment indicators?, the Geostat statement reads.
In January-February 2017 the majority of components of economic growth increased. Inside reporting period exports marked 356 million USD, up 27% year on year. Depending on Geostat indicators, imports constituted 1067 million USD, up 15% in comparison to the same duration of 2016. In the same period, exports without re-exports constituted 289 million USD, up 28% in comparison to the same period of 2016.
According to Geostat, in January-February 2017 Georgia\’s upload turnover with EU countries composed 375 million USD, up 15% every year, including exports constituted 102 million USD, up 31% year on year, and imports marked 274 million USD, up 10% every year.
According to Geostat, Georgia\’s move turnover with CIS countries made 497 million USD, up 40% year on year, including exports amounted to 129 million USD, up 75% every year and imports composed 367 million USD, up 31% every year.
National Statistics Service of Georgia has published an earlier list of Georgia\’s upload turnover in January-February 2017. In line with the report, inside reporting period Georgia\’s foreign trade turnover (excluding undeclared trade) composed 1423 million USD, up 18% when compared to the same duration of 2016.
February also recorded an upturn in registration of brand new companies. The volume of similar companies marked 3 766 ones, up 2% year on year. Turnover of VAT payer companies applied for early assessment of economic growth made 4.654 billion GEL, up 14% every year. It ought to be also noted that in January turnover of VAT payer enterprises rose by 20%.
Economic growth indicators of January-February period prove which our economy performs exceptionally well, Minster of Finance Dimitri Kumsishvili said.
?February recorded 4.4% upturn, while January-February report registered 4.8% growth. This is the quite good indicator. We\’ve planned in 2010 by 4% growth. First months indicate that we perform adequately. I will supervise VAT turnover for that month of March on daily regime and we have very good indicators in this situation too. Reported by preliminary reports, we have good improvement in exports in March this also encourages? us to trust that this planned indicators is going to be fulfilled successfully?, Dimitri Kumsishvili noted.
Koba Gvenetadze, president of National Bank of Georgia, also makes very optimistic statements. Alongside improvements in foreign sector, you can easliy attain 4% upturn at the conclusion of this coming year, Koba Gvenetadze said.
?I feel this is a great indicator. Based on recent forecasts, we expect 4% growth. As outlined by existing information, that is one of the highest figure out our region. I believe we have now provided correct solution to external shocks and already, alongside improvement of external sector, we will attain 4% growth?, Koba Gvenetadze noted.
To be frank, annual 4% upturn in GDP for just a developing economy like Georgia? seriously isn\’t an achievement of special importance, because we retard on the developed countries greatly therefore we need no less than 6-7% annual economic growth to generate? developed countries. However, whenever we analyze days gone by period, if we were yearning for even 4% upturn in GDP, particularly 2016, when economic growth constructed only two.7%, then annual 4.8% increase GDP into two months of 2017 needs to be appraised like a success. However, only time shows regardless of if the Government will be able to maintain economic growth paces all year round. Develop that the Government will justify the 1st forecast of 4% economic growth and also exceed the forecast indicators in 2017.