April 2024 | National and foreign currency deposits, merchandise trade, and remittances: key drivers of Georgia's April 2024 GDP forecast
25 April 2024

ISET Policy Institute has updated its real GDP growth forecast for the first and second quarters of 2024. Here are the highlights of this month’s release:

Geostat has released its rapid estimate of real GDP growth for February 2024. The estimated growth stands at 9.5%.

Due to a recent update in Geostat's GDP calculation methodology in December, revised growth rates show an upward trend compared to the previous month's figures. Consequently, our forecast for GDP growth has been adjusted upwards to reflect this change.

ISET-PI forecasts Georgia's real GDP to grow by 10.4% and 9.8% in the first and second quarters of 2024, respectively.

Based on February data, the annual growth in 2024 is expected to be 7.8% in the worst-case scenario, and 9.4% in the best-case or an average long-term growth scenario. Our middle-of-the-road scenario (based on the average growth in the last four quarters) predicts an 8.9% increase in real GDP.

ISET's forecast for robust economic growth in 2024 might be overly optimistic. Our models may not fully capture the disruptive effects of the ongoing war in Ukraine, conflict in the Middle East, and other Geopolitical tensions.