In September 2023, the average price for preparing a standard portion of Imeretian khachapuri was 5.88 GEL. Since June 2023, there has been an upward trend in the khachapuri index, with the price of khachapuri increasing by 4.7% compared to June 2023. This increase is mainly explained by a 10.6% rise in the price of cheese during the four-month period (June-September 2023).
On 26 September, ISET Policy Institute, with support from the Swedish Embassy, met representatives from local non-governmental and international organizations in Rustavi to introduce its activities and key products.
In August 2023, Georgian power plants generated 1,463 mln. kWh of electricity. This represents a 4% increase in the total generation compared to the previous year (in August 2022, the total generation was 1,401 mln. kWh). The rise in generation on a yearly basis comes from a rise of 12% in Hydro power generation, while the generation of wind and thermal power plants decreased by 29% and 32%, respectively.
Geostat has released its rapid estimate of real GDP growth for July 2023. The estimated growth stands at 5.5%, while the average real GDP growth for January-July 2023 reached 7.2%.
On 25 September ReforMeter, the USAID Economic Governance Program, and the Georgian Tourism Industry Alliance jointly hosted a public-private dialogue to discuss the progress of tourism reform with local stakeholders in Kutaisi, Georgia.