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Geostat: Preliminary FDI for 2012 USD 865.2 mln
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 11 Mar.'13 / 12:40

Foreign direct investment in Georgia was USD 865.2 million in 2012, a 22.5% year-on-year decline, according to preliminary data released by the state statistics office, Geostat, on March 11.

FDI in the fourth quarter of 2012 was USD 181 million, a 7.3% quarter-on-quarter decline and a 47.2% year-on-year decline.

Main sectors receiving foreign direct investment in 2012, according to preliminary data, were processing industry – USD 191.7 million; energy – USD 171.4 million; financial sector – USD 155.6 million; transport and communication – USD 149.1 million; real estate – USD 28.9 million; agriculture – USD 24.6 million.

According to preliminary data, most of the FDI in 2012 came from Germany – USD 141.7 million; followed by companies registered in the Netherlands – USD 87.5 million. There was USD 87.1 million from Turkey; Azerbaijan – USD 72.7 million; the UK – USD 66.8 million; followed by companies registered in Luxemburg (USD 41.8 million) and Cyprus (USD 39.6 million); there was USD 33.8 million FDI from the U.S., according to Geostat’s preliminary data.

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