Armenia: Economy

Despite an unfavorable external environment, Armenia’s economy managed to grow by 3.0% in 2015. Weak domestic demand helped contain inflation and improve external accounts but exacerbated the budget deficit. Demand will likely remain sluggish in 2016 and 2017, reducing growth and inflation and moderately widening the current account deficit. The challenge is to make growth inclusive across regions. Read more from Asian Development Outlook 2016


Economic forecasts for Central Asian countries

Country 2016 2017
Armenia 2.0 2.3
Azerbaijan -1.0 1.0
Georgia 2.5 3.5
Kazakhstan 0.7 1.0
Kyrgyz Republic 1.0 2.0
Tajikistan 3.8 4.0
Turkmenistan 6.5 7.0
Uzbekistan 6.9 7.3
Average 2.1 2.8
Country 2016 2017
Armenia 3.8 4.0
Azerbaijan 12.0 5.2
Georgia 5.0 4.0
Kazakhstan 12.6 4.6
Kyrgyz Republic 10.0 8.0
Tajikistan 8.5 7.5
Turkmenistan 6.6 6.0
Uzbekistan 10.0 11.0
Average 10.8 5.9
Country 2016 2017
Armenia -5.2 -5.0
Azerbaijan -0.6 1.5
Georgia -9.5 -9.2
Kazakhstan -3.5 -3.1
Kyrgyz Republic -17.0 -15.0
Tajikistan -4.8 -5.5
Turkmenistan -12.3 -10.0
Uzbekistan 0.2 0.8
Average -3.9 -3.0

Source: Asian Development Outlook 2016