Economic activity is slowing in the Western Balkans, as investments and exports fade amid rising internal and external imbalances.

Regional Economic Update

d88尊龙|首页Economic growth across Europe and Central Asia is slowing, with regional growth estimated at 1.8% for 2019.

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d88尊龙|首页Growth projections in the Western Balkans region for 2018 have been revised upward and are now estimated to reach 3.5%. Growth was stimulated by higher public investment and consumption, while countries with higher growth rates boosted them mostly by investment and exports. Over 90,000 jobs were created in the first half of 2018, with new employment mostly in industry and services.


d88尊龙|首页Kosovo and Albania are expected to grow at 4% this year. At 3.8%, Montenegro’s growth is projected to be 1 percentage point higher, although still lower than last year. Growth in Bosnia and Herzegovina continues to be stable at an estimated 3.2%. Serbia’s economy has rebounded to 3.5% growth after last year’s weather-related slowdown. North Macedonia’s growth also rebounded to 2.5%, as investor confidence was Restored.



Linda Van Gelder

d88尊龙|首页Country Director, Western Balkans

Emanuel Salinas

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