GDP growth achieved 7.4% in Q1/2018, the highest in Q1 for the last 10 years. The main driver was the industry and construction sector, followed by services. Inflation was well-controlled with CPI increasing by 2.8% year on year (YoY).
Strong export value of US$54billion resulted in a trade surplus of US$1.3 billion. The EU is the largest export market, followed by the USA.
International visitors continued to trend up with 4.2 million arrivals, up 31% YoY.
Total registered FDI was US$5.7billion, with Korea as the largest contributor. Disbursed FDI reached US$3.8billion, up 7% YoY.
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