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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December 15, 2015 FPI | Food Prices Going Up Before the New Year
15 December 2015

Retail food prices, as measured by ISET-PI’s FPI, increased by 0.4% in early December compared to mid-November. Prices are also up 2.2% year-on-year (y-o-y, that is compared to the December 2014). The largest increases were registered for eggplants (up 76%), cucumbers (52.1%) and greens (16.2%).

November 30, 2015 FPI | ISET’s Retail Food Price Index Is One Year Old (and Stable)
30 November 2015

In the last two weeks of November, Retail FPI decreased by 0.3%. Prices increased in the fruit and vegetable category. Grape price increased by 47%, tomatoes by 17.3% and eggplant by 12%. Unlike other fruits, tangerines, which are late to arrive to the market, went down in price by more than 30%.

October 30, 2015 FPI | The Difference Between Retail And Wholesale Prices
30 October 2015

October Retail FPI was pretty stable showing a negligible 0.1% decrease in the 4th week of October compared to the middle of the month. (See the diagram with Retail FPI dynamics on the right).

October 15, 2015 FPI | Fall Is A Time Of Great Bargains
15 October 2015

After quite a number of declines food prices started to increase in the beginning of October signaling the end of fresh fruits and vegetables’ season. Retail FPI for the 2nd week of October is 5% higher compared to the last week of September. Increase in prices is driven mostly by the increase in price of vegetables and fruits. Plum became 35.4% more expensive in October, eggplants’ price increased by 21.4% and apples gained in price 17%.

September 30, 2015 FPI | Georgian Food Prices Trending Down
30 September 2015

Food prices in the largest supermarkets of Georgia have been on decline over the last couple of months. Prices started adjusting downwards in July 2015 and the trend persisted in September. According to ISET Policy Institute’s Retail Food Price Index (Retail FPI) in September 2015, prices were 1% lower compared to August 2015.