GDP growth rate reaches 44.8% in April 2021 against last year lows

Construction is one of the industries of of the Georgian economy that posted growth in April 2021 compared to the same period of the previous year. Photo: Nino Alavidze/, 31 May 2021 - 12:37, Tbilisi,Georgia

The estimated real gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate in April 2021 equaled 44.8% year-on-year and 8.1% in January-April of 2021 year-on-year, show preliminary data from the National Statistics Office of Georgia (Geostat).

Last month the following industries of the economy posted growth compared to the same period of the previous year:

  • Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Trade
  • Transportation and storage
  • Hotels and restaurants
  • Financial and Insurance activities
  • Real estate activities,
  • Professional, scientific and technical activities

The Georgian economy is expected to grow by 3.5% in 2021, rebounding with the gradual lifting of the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions and revival of domestic demand, reads the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Outlook 2021.

The ADB projected Georgia’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth to accelerate to 6% in 2022 as a full reopening of the economy and expected recovery in tourism will boost travel and commerce.

The ‘Europe and Central Asia Economic Update’ published by the World Bank reads that the Georgian economy is unlikely to recover to pre-Covid levels until late 2022. 

The World Bank says that the Georgian economy is projected to expand to 4% in 2021 and then to firm to 5% in 2022.