IN Q3, CONSTRUCTION PRICE INDEX INCREASED BY 2.2 PP Q-O-Q AND BY 1.8 PP Y-O-Y
Sakstat released estimation, according to which construction price index in Georgia increased in the 3rd quarter by 4.2 percentage points (pp), if compared with the previous quarter. The change is mainly caused by 15.6% growth of average nominal salary in the construction field, Georgian statistics service said.
IN 2019, TBILISI ACCOUNTED FOR 51.2% OF GEORGIA’S GDP, AJARA – FOR 10.1%, IMERETI – FOR 8.5%
Sakstat reported that in regional structure of Georgia’s GDP for 2019 (49.25 billion lari), Tbilisi accounted for 51.2%. If compared with 2018, share of Tbilisi has reduced by 0.5 percentage points (pp).
IN 2019, TRANSPORT ACCOUNTED FOR 30.9% OF GEORGIA’S ENERGY RESOURCES CONSUMPTION, HOUSEHOLDS – FOR 28.3%
Sakstat reported that according to sectoral analysis of Georgia’s consumption of energy resources in 2019 (expressed in tons of oil equivalent, TOE), the biggest share belonged to transport.
Namely, transport accounted for 30.9% of total consumption, or 1.42 million TOE (year-on-year growth – 3.7%).
IN 2019, ELECTRIC POWER MADE UP 76.3% OF GEORGIA’S ENERGY GENERATION AND 22.6% OF CONSUMPTION
Sakstat reported that in total energy resources, generated in Georgia in 2019 (expressed in tons of oil equivalent, TOE), electric power accounted for 76.3%.
The second largest source was biofuel, mainly firewood, and energy from waste – 18.4%.
IN 2019, OIL EXTRACTION IN GEORGIA INCREASED BY 16.2%, NATURAL GAS EXTRACTION – REDUCED BY 3.9%, WHILE COAL MINING – REDUCED 9 TIMES
Sakstat reported that Georgia’s crude oil extraction totaled in 2019 to 35,100 t, increasing by 16.2% year-on-year.
Natural gas extraction made up 9.6 million cubic m (reduction – 3.9%), while coal mining – 15,300 t (reduction – 9 times).
“SAKSTAT” TURNS TO ILO’S NEW STANDARD IN LABOR FORCE STATISTICS
In calculation of labor force statistics, Sakstat turns to new standard of International Labor Organization (ILO). That means new methodology of employment and unemployment rates’ calculation, Georgian statistics service explained.
THE GOVERNMENT ALLOCATES 400,000 LARI TO TBILISI CITY HALL FOR NEW YEAR ACTIVITIES
“Allocation of 400,000 lari will be given to Tbilisi City Hall in order they involve as much as possible cultural figures and musicians in their New Year activities”, Georgia’s Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development Natia Turnava announced at the news briefing today.
The corresponding decision was made at today’s meeting of interagency coordination council, created by Georgian government for fight against COVID-19.