Issue 103: Gross Domestic Product, 2017
28-May-2018
According to preliminary data, the Georgian economy is characterized by a 5.0% growth in 2017, which is the highest annual real growth rate for the country since 2012. A trend analysis of GDP is useful in comprehending the indicator relative to previous years. Furthermore, a sectorial analysis of Georgia’s GDP enables us to understand the reasons behind the country’s economic growth in 2017. The three sectors which recorded the most significant growth in 2017, namely hotels and restaurants, construction, and financial intermediation, have been selected for further examination.
Issue 102: Higher and Vocational Education, 2013-2017
03-May-2018
High-quality education is one of the main determinants of economic growth. According to the “Government Program 2016-2020”, education is one of the main priorities for the Government of Georgia. Since 2013, the allocated budget of the Ministry of Education and Sciences of Georgia and its share in GDP has been increasing annually. These dynamics can affect, both directly and indirectly, on economic indicators such as productivity, competitiveness, unemployment and welfare. In this regard, the review of different aspects of higher and vocational education is worthwhile.
101: Georgia in International Rankings
05-Mar-2018
Positions in international rankings are an important indicator of how a country is performing with regard to its economic, social and political environment. In this bulletin, Georgia’s positions in international rankings and their dynamics will be reviewed based on recent data.    
100: Georgian Economy - Overview, 2007-2017
16-Jan-2018
The 100th edition of Economic Outlook and Indicators happily coincides with PMCG’s 10-year anniversary. Through the last decade, Georgia’s economic indicators have fluctuated substantially. In this edition, we present the dynamics of development for this period, and also analyze the main economic indicators for 2007-2017.  
99: Tourism- January-September, 2017
13-Nov-2017
  In 2017, compared to the corresponding period of 2016: • In the first three quarters, the number of tourists increased by 29%; in the third quarter, the proportion of tourists making up total international travelers reached its peak at 52.1%.• In the first three quarters, the proportion of air travel in all travel rose by 26% while travel by land decreased by 5%.• In the first three quarters, the number of persons arriving at any of Georgia’s three international airports (Batumi, Kutaisi, and Tbilisi) increased by 47%.• From January to August, payments made by foreign credit cards in Georgia increased by 33% and payments made by Georgian credit cards in foreign countries increased by 37%.    
98: Development of the Agricultural Sector- January-June, 2017
07-Sep-2017
  In the agricultural sector: In the last eight years, total production output has fluctuated between 7.8% and10.3% of gross domestic product In the first quarter of 2017, foreign direct investment amounted to negative US$0.3 mln In the first half of 2017, the volume of loans in the national currency almost reached the volume of loans in foreign currencies In the first half of 2017, the volume of imports was 2.4 times the volume of exports        
97: Remittances - January-June, 2017
26-Jul-2017
  In the first half of 2017: Remittance inflows to Georgia amounted to $629 Mln Remittance outflows from Georgia amounted to $96.3 Mln Inflow from Russian Federation, United States, Italy, Greece, Israel, and Turkey amounts to 81% of total remittance inflows to Georgia      
96: Construction - I Quarter, 2017
06-Jul-2017
  In the first quarter of 2017, compared to the corresponding period of 2016: Production value of the construction sector increased by 13%; Total turnover of the construction sector increased by 16%; Foreign direct investments in the construction sector increased by 188% (GEL 36.4 mln); The number of persons employed in the construction sector increased by 2.8% (1,600 persons).    
Issue 95: Business Sector - I Quarter, 2017
22-Jun-2017
  In the first quarter of 2017, compared to the corresponding period of 2016: The production value of the business sector significantly increased (16%); A 19.1% increase in total turnover was observed; The number of persons employed in the business sector increased (4.7%; 27,000 persons); The average monthly remuneration of persons employed in the business sector increased (11%; GEL 101.6).  
Issue 94: External Trade, January-April, 2017
07-Jun-2017
  In January-April 2017, compared to the corresponding period of last year:• Both, export (29.7%) and import (12.7%) volumes increased;• Turkey was the leading trade partner of Georgia (14.6% of total trade turnover); • The proportion of EU countries in total trade turnover reached 27%;• The volume of export to Russia significantly increased (131%);• Of Georgia’s exports, 9.9% went to China.