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, 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).
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).
In June 2023, the National Statistics Office of Georgia issued its annual publication on the agricultural sector – Agriculture of Georgia 2022. The publication estimates that agriculture, forestry, and fishing comprised 7.5% of the GDP (constant prices) in 2022, which is lower than the 8% share in 2021, but in line with general trends over the last few years (agricultural GDP being 7-8% of GDP on average).
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).