Analysis

The FINANCIAL -- On November 15, 2018, the Agricultural Policy Research Center (APRC) presented the results of its “Study on Private Service Providers in the Organic Hazelnut Value Chain in Georgia” to stakeholders. The event was organized by HEKS-EPER South Caucasus, the ISET Policy Institute (ISET-PI), and PAKKA AG, a Swiss ...

The FINANCIAL -- Economy -- In September 2018, the banking sector loan portfolio increased 18.8% y/y after growing 19.0% y/y in previous month, excluding the exchange rate effect. In unadjusted ...

The FINANCIAL -- About two months ago, the Georgian government announced the introduction of restrictions on wheat imports and their transit by road transport. However, this idea was soon abandoned ...

The FINANCIAL -- ECONOMY -- Exports up 17.1% y/y in September 2018 In September 2018, exports increased by 17.1% y/y to US$ 301.7mn, imports were up 3.3% y/y to US$ 711.4mn and the trade de􀂿 cit ...

The FINANCIAL -- The average cost of cooking one standard Imeretian khachapuri in September 2018 was 3.56 GEL, which was 3.7% higher month-on-month (m/m, as compared to the previous month), and 2.1% ...

The FINANCIAL -- Georgia’s real GDP growth constituted a strong 5.5% year over year (YoY) in the second quarter (Q2) of 2018, according to the Geostat figures. Recently this year, IMF and World ...

The FINANCIAL -- In October 2018, exports increased 15.0% y/y to US$ 303.0mn, while import growth accelerated to 18.7% y/y and reached US$ 867.9mn and the trade deficit widened 20.7% y/y to US$ ...