Q1 2018: Georgia exports 17.7m bottles of wine to 43 countries

Agenda.ge, 5 Apr 2018 - 13:20, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgia exported 17.7 million bottles of wine to 43 countries in the first quarter of 2018, announces the Georgian National Wine Agency.

In January-March of 2018 Georgia generated about $40.47 million from the sale of wine abroad.

Revenue increased by 26 percent from January-March 2018, while the volume of exports increased by 24 percent, said the Georgian National Wine Agency.

Export growth was notable in the following countries:

  • Belarus – 429 percent (233,220 bottles)
  • Japan – 230 percent increase (53,160 bottles)
  • Great Britain – 98 percent increase (37,740 bottles)
  • France – 71 percent increase (24,248 bottles)
  • Kazakhstan – 85 percent increase (877,494 bottles)

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

  1. Russia – 11,511,830 bottles
  2. Ukraine – 1,771,928 bottles
  3. China – 1,117,138 bottles
  4. Kazakhstan – 877,494 bottles
  5. Poland – 740,922 bottles

In the first quarter of 2018, 134 companies exported their wines abroad, said the Georgian National Wine Agency.

Meanwhile, Georgia exported 3.5 million bottles of Georgian brandy and 43,800 bottles of Chacha abroad in January-March 2018.

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