Becici, 14th June 2013 (MIA) – GDP growth in the first quarter of this year is an encouraging sign about the fact that Macedonian economy moves in the right direction, having good chances to end this year as we envisaged – with economy growth, Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Zoran Stavreski assessed.


– We also previously stated that there are data such as growth of industrial production, investments and construction, which indicated that the first quarter will be good and it was really confirmed that we experienced good performance, especially that Europe, in the same period, registered negative economic growth, Vice Prime Minister Stavreski stated for MIA News Agency.


Commenting on the GDP increase by 2.9%, Stavreski pointed out that Macedonian economy increases by almost 3% in conditions when European countries face recession.


– Let us hope that in the second half of the year, Europe will also stabilize, which will enable us to realize good economic performance this year and we will strive for the growth rate to be even higher in the coming years, Vice Prime Minister Stavreski said.


According to him, we are also pleased that there is GDP growth in all branches, showing that this growth is not only a result of one or two sectors, but also a result of the improved business climate, which provides for all sector to realize sound performance.


Today, Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Zoran Stavreski takes part in the regional Summit of Ministers and Governors.


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