Turkey, Russia and Azerbaijan were Georgia’s top trade partners this year, shows preliminary data from the National Statistics Office of Georgia (Geostat).
Georgia’s top 10 trade partners in January-March 2017 made for 66 percent of the country’s total trade turnover, with Turkey ($331 million), Russia ($255 million) and Azerbaijan ($207 million) filling the top three spots.
Trade with EU countries
Trade turnover with European Union (EU) countries increased by 26 percent year-on-year (y/y) and amounted to $641 million, said Geostat.
Exports were worth $159 million (44 percent higher), while imports reached $481 million (21 percent higher).
Trade with CIS countries
The external trade turnover of Georgia with the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries totalled $751 million in January-March 2017 – a 35 percent higher compared to the same period of 2016.
Exports were worth $205 million (59 percent higher) while imports equalled $546 million (27 percent higher).
What are Georgia's main exports?
Georgia's top exported commodities in January-March 2017 were:
- Copper ores and concentrates (worth $98 million, or 17 percent of total exports)
- Ferro-alloys (worth $81 million, or 14 percent of total exports)
- Motor cars (worth $35 million, or six percent of total exports)
What are Georgia's main imports?
Georgia's top imported commodities were:
- Petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons (worth $138 million, or eight percent of total imports)
- Petroleum and petroleum oils (worth $122 million, or seven percent of total imports)
- Motor cars (worth $105 million or six percent of total imports)