Foreign Direct Investment Q2 2018

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The FINANCIAL — Foreign direct investments (FDI) in Georgia amounted to USD 389.2 million in Q2 2018 (preliminary data) up 9.4 percent from the adjusted data of Q2 2017.

It is noteworthy, that Geostat updated statistical data for 2017 (published data increased by 0.3 percent) and the 1st quarter of 2018 (data decreased by 0.1 percent) on the basis of adjusted data provided by enterprises.

Capitalization of the loan took place in Q1 2016. This transaction is recorded equally in equity and debt instruments. Reinvestment of earnings – difference between profit/loss and dividends. Debt instruments – includes trade credits and loans. As shown in the above table, the share of reinvestment in the Q2 2018 is 45.9 percent of the total FDI.

Share of FDI by major foreign direct investor countries allocated as follows: Azerbaijan (20.7 percent), Czech Republic (20.0 percent) and Netherlands (16.8 percent).

Share of FDI by three major economic sectors reached 64.2 percent in Q2 2018.The largest share of FDI was allocated in Energy sector, reaching USD 108.8 million in Q2 2018, transports and communications sector was the second with USD 77.0 million, followed by the financial sector with USD
64.1 million.



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