TBILISI May 30 Georgia's economy expanded 4.2
percent in the first four months of this year, official data
showed on Tuesday, up from 2.8 percent in the same period in
2016 after a rise in exports and remittances from abroad.
The former Soviet republic, through which pipelines carry
Caspian oil and gas to Europe, is recovering from a fall in
exports and plunge in the currencies of its main trading
partners which has depressed economic growth in recent years.
Georgia's economy expanded by 2.2 percent last year, down
from 2.9 percent in 2015, the National Statistics Service said
The government in Tbilisi expects the economy to grow by 4
percent in 2017.
(Reporting by Margarita Antidze; Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky)