Agri Review
The goal of the publication is to summarize major developments in the agricultural sector and provide a brief analysis of related economic indicators. The publication presents the main economic figures of Georgia's agricultural sector and consists of four sections: Sector at a glance featuring prod
uction, employment, and FDI in the agricultural sector; Price highlights including domestic and international prices; Trade highlights describing share of agricultural exports and imports in total exports and imports as well as export and import diversification indexes; Policy watch provides a brief review of major changes in the agricultural policy of the country. The publication relies on the data from the following sources: Geostat, Ministry of Finance (MoF), and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The Agri Review allows the reader to track major developments in Georgian agriculture and judge the progress in the sector.
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April 30, 2017 FPI | Hard Times for Caffeine Lovers
07 May 2017

By the end of April, food prices increased by 4.0% on an annual basis (that is, compared to April 2016) but decreased by 0.9% on a monthly basis (that is, compared to March 2017). During the last two weeks of April, onions, potatoes, and tomatoes showed the biggest increase in prices by 23.2%, 13.5%, and 10.1%, respectively.

March 31, 2017 FPI | Are Major Food Commodities Becoming More Expensive?
03 April 2017

By the end of March, food prices increased by 4.4% y/y (that is, compared to March 2016) and by 1.6% m/m (that is, compared to February 2017). On a biweekly basis, the biggest price increases happened for coriander (40.3%), cucumber (30.0%), and eggplant (14.9%). Carrots, onions, and tomatoes, on the contrary, became cheaper and cost 22.1%, 24.4%, and 15.0% less, respectively.

March 15, 2017 FPI | Fierce Competition between Supermarkets?
04 March 2017

Retail food prices in Tbilisi supermarkets increased by 1.4% m/m (that is, compared to the middle of February) and 3.8% y/y (that is, compared to March of 2016). On a biweekly basis, the biggest price increases happened for eggplants, onions, and rice (price increased by 34.3%, 21.7%, and 19.2%, respectively).

February 28, 2017 FPI | Carrot in the Spotlight
04 March 2017

According to the Retail FPI, by the end of February food prices had decreased slightly by 0.01% m/m (that is compared to the end of January), and by 2.6% y/y (that is compared to February 2016). Although overall FPI did not change very much either m/m or y/y, some foods experienced quite notable changes in prices.

February 15, 2017 FPI | Garlic Smells Like Money
19 February 2017

Food prices continue to follow the latest trends. Retail FPI shows a 2.6% increase m/m (that is, compared to January 2017) and a 4.9% decline y/y (that is, compared to February 2016). During the last two weeks, matsoni, tea, and carrots lost value (by 10.4%, 6.2%, and 6.2% respectively), whereas the prices of cabbage, greens, and eggplant increased (by 25.0%, 16.1%, and 14.9% respectively).