January 2019: Georgia earns $15 mln by exporting 6.25 mln bottles of wine

  • Last month 96 companies exported wine, said the Georgian National Wine Agency. Photo: Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge.

Agenda.ge, 5 Feb 2019 - 11:40, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgia exported about 6.25 million bottles of wine to 24 countries in January 2019, which is a 22% increase compared to the same month of 2018, announces the Georgian National Wine Agency.

Last month Georgia generated $15.2 million from the sale of wine abroad – 33% increase year-on-year. 

The top five countries that imported the most bottles of Georgian wine in January 2019 were:

  1. Russia – 4,602,218 bottles
  2. Ukraine – 553,164 bottles
  3. China – 281,229 bottles
  4. Poland – 268,724 bottles
  5. Kazakhstan – 156,120 bottles

To European countries:

  • Germany – 235% increase (63,210 bottles)
  • Sweden – 100% increase (9,000 bottles)
  • Bulgaria – 6% increase (4,500 bottles)

To traditional export markets and Asia:

  • Azerbaijan - 100% increase (5,790 bottles)
  • Belarus - 100% increase (43,272 bottles)
  • Mongolia - 100% increase (66,012 bottles)
  • Russia - 30% increase (4,602,218 bottles)

To strategic export markets:

  • United States – 1,639% increase (62,609 bottles) 
  • Great Britain - 110% increase (7,800 bottles)
  • Poland - 52% increase (268,724 bottles)
  • China - 12% increase (281,229 bottles)

Last month 96 companies exported wine, said the Georgian National Wine Agency.

Meanwhile, Georgia exported 2.2 million bottles of Georgian brandy (+109%) and 4,400 bottles of Chacha (+2%) abroad in 2018.

In total, Georgia has sold $23 million worth of alcoholic beverages in January 2019, including wine, brandy, chacha and others.

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