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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October 31, 2016 FPI | Food Prices Start to Go Up
03 November 2016

Georgian retail prices increased at the end of October. Driven by seasonal fruits and vegetables, ISET’s Retail Food Price index gained 2.2% m/m (compared to the last week of September). However, compared to October 2015, we still observed a significant 13.5% decline in food prices.

October 15, 2016 FPI | Fall is a Time of Harvest
21 October 2016

In the second week of October, food prices kept going down: ISET’s Retail Food Price index lost 0.8% m/m (compared to the last week of September) and 15% y/y (compared to October 2015). The largest bi-weekly price changes were recorded for seasonal food products such as fresh fruit and vegetables. Prices moved down the most for coriander (-23%), onion (-8%), and cabbage (-6%).

September 15, 2016 FPI | Supermarkets Slash Food Prices to Gain Market Share
14 September 2016

Having experienced a temporary 1% spike in August, food prices are going down again. In the second week of September, ISET’s Retail Food Price Index dropped 0.7% m/m (compared to August 2016) and 2% y/y (compared to September 2015).

June 30, 2016 FPI | Food Prices Reach Lowest Mark. At Least in Tbilisi
30 June 2016

Retail food prices decreased by 7.6% m/m (compared to the last week of May) and 10.1% y/y (compared to June 2015). The biggest drops were observed for tomatoes (-65.5%), cucumbers (-63.3%), and eggplant (-33.7%). Only a few products gained in value. The highest increases were recorded for cabbage (12.8%), tea (7.3%), and rice (7.2%).

June 15, 2016 FPI | Georgian Consumers Outsmarting Supermarket Managers?
21 June 2016

Seasons change, and so do Georgian food prices. In the second week of June, Georgia’s major food retail networks (Carrefour, Goodwill, Fresco, and SPAR) lowered their prices by an average of 3.9% y/y and 1.8% m/m. Compared to the end of May, prices moved the most for the following food items: eggplant (-21%), pasta (-10.3%), and coffee (-5.7%); wheat flour (+11%), buckwheat (+10.5%), and garlic (+6.8%).