Armenia Economic Outlook
May 10, 2022The economy seems to have expanded at a firmer pace in the first quarter of this year, after GDP growth picked up steam in Q4 2021. Economic activity growth averaged higher in January–March compared to the previous quarter’s average, likely thanks to healthier external demand as pandemic-related constraints subsided. That said, the economy is set to be markedly affected by the economic fallout stemming from Russia-Ukraine war in Q2. Unprecedented international sanctions will likely drive a sharp fall in exports to Russia—Armenia’s largest trading partner—while tumbling remittances and investment from Russia paint a grim picture for domestic demand. Meanwhile, protests demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan erupted in early May, reflecting a highly volatile political environment domestically and boding poorly for the business climate.
Armenia Economic GrowthGDP growth is projected to cool markedly this year, as the economic fallout from the war in Ukraine bites and government spending shrinks. Moreover, household consumption growth is seen moderating amid reduced remittances and soaring inflation. Lingering political tensions with neighboring Azerbaijan and an unstable political situation at home are major outlook risks. Our panelists see GDP growth at 2.6% in 2022, which is down 1.5 percentage points from last month’s forecast, and 4.1% in 2023.
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