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10 month data: Georgia exports 38m bottles of wine, earns $88m

7 Nov 2016 - 13:59:00

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Agenda.ge,7 Nov 2016 - 13:59, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgia has exported over 38.3 million bottles of wine to 50 countries in the first 10 months of 2016, bringing $88.3 million back into the economy.

Between January-October 2016 Georgia exported 38,392,510 bottles of wine - 37 percent more year-on-year (y/y), which generated 14 percent more revenue by selling its wine abroad, said Georgia’s Ministry of Agriculture.

The top five countries that imported Georgian wine in January-October 2016 were:

  • Russia – 20,531,892 bottles
  • China –4,307,825 bottles
  • Ukraine – 4,212,110 bottles
  • Kazakhstan – 3,019,147 bottles
  • Poland – 1,819,542 bottles

Georgia’s Ministry of Agriculture said wine exports had increased to the European Union (EU), China and other of Georgia’s more traditional export markets.

Year-on-year exports of Georgian wine increased to:

  • China – 138 percent (4,307,825 bottles)
  • Ukraine – 64 percent (4,212,110 bottles)
  • Belarus – 57 percent (931,602 bottles)
  • United Kingdom – 47 percent (74,188 bottles)
  • Poland – 44 percent (1,819,542 bottles)
  • Russia – 40 percent (20,531,892 bottles)
  • Estonia – 33 percent (516,048 bottles)
  • Kyrgyzstan – 17 percent (202,666 bottles)
  • Japan – 12 percent (141,774 bottles)
  • United States – 12 percent (234,616 bottles)
  • Germany – 11 percent (234,422 bottles)
  • Canada – 7 percent (157,860 bottles)
  • Latvia – 6 percent (978,762 bottles)

Meanwhile exports of Georgia-made brandy also increased to over seven million bottles. Figures showed Georgia exported 7,129,158 bottles of brandy to 16 countries in the first 10 months of this year. This was a 31 percent increase y/y between January and October 2016.

So far this year Georgia generated $16.3 million by selling brandy abroad.

In total Georgia enjoyed $148.3 million by exporting wine, brandy, Chacha and all alcoholic beverages.

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