Macedonia Economic Outlook
November 28, 2017Amid higher political stability following the ruling party’s municipal electoral wins in October, recent data points to economic activity firming up towards year-end. According to the Statistical Institute, business confidence in the manufacturing industry improved in October, and tourism was strong in September. Industrial production swung to an expansion in September compared to the same month last year on increased manufacturing output. Exports rose in January-to-September against the same period in 2016, led by machinery and transport equipment shipments. On 22 November, the IMF noted how the formation of the new government earlier this year presents an opportunity to revive policy reforms, which would support Macedonia’s bid for EU membership.
Macedonia Economic GrowthThe economy should be boosted by stronger domestic demand next year as investor sentiment increases on greater political stability. However, Macedonia’s history of political turbulence will continue to represent a risk to its economic outlook. FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast panelists see GDP growing 3.2% in 2018, which is down 0.1 percentage points from last month’s forecast. For 2019, the panel foresees a 3.4% expansion.
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