Analysis

The FINANCIAL -- In October 2018, exports increased 15.0% y/y to US$ 303.0mn, while import growth accelerated to 18.7% y/y and reached US$ 867.9mn and the trade deficit widened 20.7% y/y to US$ 565.0mn, according to GeoStat’s preliminary ...

The FINANCIAL -- ECONOMY -- Exports up 17.1% y/y in September 2018 In September 2018, exports increased by 17.1% y/y to US$ 301.7mn, imports were up 3.3% y/y to US$ 711.4mn and the trade de􀂿 cit ...

The FINANCIAL -- The average cost of cooking one standard Imeretian khachapuri in September 2018 was 3.56 GEL, which was 3.7% higher month-on-month (m/m, as compared to the previous month), and 2.1% ...

The FINANCIAL -- Georgia’s real GDP growth constituted a strong 5.5% year over year (YoY) in the second quarter (Q2) of 2018, according to the Geostat figures. Recently this year, IMF and World ...

The FINANCIAL -- Economy -- In September 2018, the banking sector loan portfolio increased 18.8% y/y after growing 19.0% y/y in previous month, excluding the exchange rate effect. In unadjusted ...

The FINANCIAL -- About two months ago, the Georgian government announced the introduction of restrictions on wheat imports and their transit by road transport. However, this idea was soon abandoned ...