In June 2023, the average cost of cooking one standard portion of Imeretian khachapuri stood at 5.62 GEL. It is now the fourth consecutive month that the Index has maintained a declining trend, where the price of khachapuri fell by 2.4% (compared to May 2023).
In the third and fourth quarters of 2022, Georgian power plants generated 4,193 mln. and 3,359 mln. kWh of electricity, respectively (Figure 1). This represents a +11.4% and -3.5% change in total generation compared to the corresponding periods of the previous year (in 2021, the total generation in Q3 was 3,766 mln. kWh and 3,479 mln. kWh in Q4).
No major shifts in overall May CCI. The Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) decreased marginally from -24 in April to -24.1 in May, largely maintaining the new level it had reached in April. The two sub-indices of the CCI each moved in opposite directions: the Present Situation Index declined by 1 index point, while the Expectations Index rose by 0.6 points.
In April 2023, Georgian power plants generated 1,249 mln. kWh of electricity. This represents an 11% increase in the total generation compared to the previous year (in April 2022, the total generation was 1,125 mln. kWh). The increase in the generation on a yearly basis comes from an increase of 181%, 38%, and 5% in thermal, wind, and hydropower generation, respectively.
The average cost of cooking one standard portion of Imeretian khachapuri stood at 5.76 GEL in May 2023. The declining month-on-month trend has continued as the price of khachapuri fell by 4.1% (compared to April 2023). However, in comparison to May 2022, a year-on-year increase of 1.9% is still visible.