According to the National Statistical Office, in the
second quarter of 2019 the construction sector declined by 4.6%.
Amid a 4.5% GDP growth, a decline was observed in education, mining, construction and processing industry .
In the first quarter the sector declined by 9.6%.
The construction sector’s growth slowdown was caused by banking and construction regulations introduced by the government and the National Bank.
Government officials are already talking about the need to revise the regulations. Kakha Kaladze said in June that "banking regulations hinder economic growth."