World Bank Forecasts 1.8% Growth for Bulgaria in 2014Finance | December 19, 2013, Thursday // 13:43| views
The World Bank predicts a 1.7% economic growth for Bulgaria in 2014.
In a report on the economic growth of the 11 EU member states who entered since 2004, the World Bank forecasts a slightly lower than average growth for Bulgaria.
The average growth for these countries in 2014 will be 2.3%. The highest growth is expected in the Baltic countries, between 3% - 4.2%.
The World Bank's prediction is almost identical to that of the Bulgarian government, which envisions a 1.8% GDP growth.
The European Commission predicts a 1.5% growth for Bulgaria, while the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is more optimistic, with 2%.
As a whole, 2014 is expected to be an year in which most EU countries will climb out of the recession.