Georgia’s Economy Expanded 6.8% in 2011

(Corrects figure in headline and first paragraph of story published Jan. 30.)

Georgia’s economy grew 6.8 percent in 2011, the statistics office said, citing preliminary data.

The Black Sea nation’s gross domestic product rose 8.1 percent from a year earlier in the fourth quarter, the service in the capital, Tbilisi, said today on its website. It will report final 2011 economic-growth figures on March 20.

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To contact the editor responsible for this story: Balazs Penz at bpenz@bloomberg.net

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