Zaev: Economic growth projection remains at 3.2 percent

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev commenting the latest projection of International Monetary Fund (IMF) in its autumn report for Macedonia’s 2018 economic growth, said that there is no reason to give up the projections because we reached growth in Q2 and we predict to resume in Q3. The growth projection remains at 3.2% and we have all practical reason for this.

“International institutions, in case when retrograde processes occur, as it is now whether voting will happen or not, are pessimistic in their commentaries. When entire society would be united and optimistic, then they would also give optimistic messages. So, growth projection at 3.2% remains,” Zaev told reporters following his participation at Tuesday’s discussion “Bridges or Wall: Macedonia and the Western Balkans in Europe” organised within Civil Society Forum Skopje 2018.

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) projects Macedonia’s economic growth at 1.6% in 2018 and at 2.6% in 2019.