In November 2023, the average cost of preparing a standard portion of Imeretian Khachapuri continued its upward climb, reaching 6.47 GEL. This represents a 5.5% increase from the previous month (October 2023) and a 6.9% decrease compared to the same period last year (November 2022).
In October 2023, Georgian power plants generated 1,043 mln. kWh of electricity. This represents a 1% increase in the total generation compared to the previous year (in October 2022, the total generation was 1,034 mln. kWh). The rise in the generation on a yearly basis comes from an increase in thermal power generation by 179%, while the generation of wind and hydro power plants decreased by 11% and 30%, respectively.
The upward trend continues. The Consumer Confidence Index experienced further growth of 3.1 index points – from -19.5 in September to -16.4 in October. This time, the Present Situation Index led the increase by shifting upwards 5.5 points, while the Expectations Index rose more moderately, by 0.5 points.
In October 2023, the cost of preparing one standard Imeretian khachapuri increased monthly and reached 6.13 GEL. The latest average price is 4.2% higher month-on-month (compared to September 2023) and 6.8% lower year-on-year (compared to October 2022).
CCI is on the rise. Over the summer, the Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) oscillated around the new, higher level achieved in June. By September 2023, the CCI had increased by 1.8 index points, from -21.3 in August to -19.5 in September.