Jan-Sept 2018: Georgia earns $142 mln by exporting 60 mln bottles of wine

Agenda.ge, 8 Oct 2018 - 13:27, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgia exported about 60 million bottles of wine to 53 countries in the first nine months of 2018, announces the Georgian National Wine Agency.

In January-September of 2018 Georgia generated about $142 million from the sale of wine abroad.

Revenue increased by 22 per cent from January-September 2017, while the volume of exports increased by 13 per cent, said the Georgian National Wine Agency.

Export growth was notable in the following countries:

  • Japan – 68% percent increase (172,673 bottles)
  • Poland – 32% increase (2,465,541 bottles)
  • Great Britain – 22% increase (67,310 bottles)

To European countries and the US:

  • Romania – 390% increase (84,654 bottles)
  • The Czech Republic– 69% (31,050 bottles)
  • The Netherlands – 47% increase (60,309 bottles)
  • Germany – 22% increase (349,216 bottles)
  • Lithuania – 18% increase (331,620 bottles)

To traditional export markets:

  • Turkmenistan - 80% increase (120,294 bottles)
  • Kyrgyzstan –54% increase (179,610 bottles)
  • Kazakhstan – 30% increase (2,658,224 bottles)
  • Mongolia – 44% increase (162,390 bottles)
  • Ukraine – 27% increase (6,746,598 bottles)

The top five countries that imported the most bottles of Georgia wine in January-September 2018 were:

  1. Russia – 37,064,677 bottles
  2. Ukraine – 6,746,598 bottles
  3. China – 4,821,937 bottles
  4. Kazakhstan – 2,658,224 bottles
  5. Poland – 2,465,541 bottles

Meanwhile, Georgia exported 13.5 million bottles of Georgian brandy (+19 percent) and 287,000 bottles of Chacha (+96 percent) abroad in January-September 2018.

In total, Georgia has sold $222.7 million worth of alcoholic beverages in January-September 2018, including wine, brandy, chacha and others.

 

 

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