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Three new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Georgia


Three new cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) were confirmed in Georgia, bringing the total number of infected people to 951, Trend reports citing 1tv.ge. The information has been recently updated on a special website stopcov.ge created by the Georgian government. Three patients recovered. The number of recoveries stands at 828. In total 15 …

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Geostat reveals producer price indices for services in Georgia


Producer Price Index for telecommunication services decreased by 0.03 percent in April 2020 compared to the previous month in Georgia, Trend reports referring to Georgian National Statistics Office (Geostat). The prices were lower mainly for other telecommunications services (-0.5 percent). The overall index increased by 14.3 percent compared to the same month …

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Georgia reduces import of medicaments from Turkey

Georgia and Turkey

Georgia imported 248.7 tons of medicaments in measured dose, totaling $19.9 million from Turkey from January through May 2020, Trend reports referring to National Statistics Office (Geostat). On an annualized basis, Georgia decreased the medicaments’ import from Turkey by 369.8 tons. Over the same period last year, 618.5 tons of medicaments put …

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Georgia expects rich hazelnut harvest


Hazelnut harvest will exceed 50,000 tons in Georgia, Trend reports with reference to Georgian Hazelnut Growers Association. More than 90 percent of the harvest will be exported, and the key markets will be Italy and Germany. The association noted rapid development of the sector over the past few years. If the climatic …

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Business sector turnover expands in Georgia


The volume of business sector turnover increased by 13.5 percent in first quarter of 2020 compared to the same quarter of previous year and amounted to 26 billion lari ($8.4 billion) in Georgia, Trend reports referring to National Statistics Office of Georgia (Geostat) The production value of the business sector is characterized …

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Georgia, Finland need closer cooperation in tourism

Georgia, Finland

Georgian President Salome Zourabichvili talked on the phone with President of Finland Sauli Niinistö, Trend reports referring to Georgian president’s press service. The heads of state spoke about the coronavirus-related situation in Georgia and Finland and remote education process, as access to education in a crisis situation is very important. The president …

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