The gross domestic product of Cyprus expanded 3.4 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2019, easing from a 3.8 percent advance in the previous three-month period and slightly below preliminary estimates of 3.5 percent. It was the lowest pace of expansion since the last quarter of 2015. Positive contributions to growth came from construction; information and communication; professional, scientific and technical activities; administrative and support service activities and arts, entertainment and recreation. On the other hand, financial and insurance activities shrank. On a quarterly basis, the economy advanced 0.7 percent, following a downwardly revised 0.9 percent growth in Q4. GDP Annual Growth Rate in Cyprus averaged 2.42 percent from 1996 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 6.60 percent in the second quarter of 2000 and a record low of -6.70 percent in the first quarter of 2013.
GDP Annual Growth Rate in Cyprus is expected to be 4.20 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate GDP Annual Growth Rate in Cyprus to stand at 3.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Cyprus GDP Annual Growth Rate is projected to trend around 3.20 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.