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Record number of Georgian wines exported in 2017

4 Jan 2018 - 13:45:00

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Agenda.ge,4 Jan 2018 - 13:45, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgia exported 76.7 million bottles of wine to 53 countries in 2017 – a record number of wine in the past 30 years, announces the Georgian National Wine Agency.

Last year Georgia generated about $170 million from the sale of wine abroad.

Revenue increased by 49 percent from 2016, while the volume of exports increased by 54 percent, said the Georgian National Wine Agency.

The top five countries that imported Georgian wine in 2017 were:

  1. Russia – 47,778,920 bottles
  2. Ukraine – 8,502,554 bottles
  3. China – 7,585,407 bottles
  4. Kazakhstan – 3,322,867 bottles
  5. Poland – 2,676,440 bottles

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

  • France- 178 percent (99,796 bottles)
  • Israel – 150 percent (213,074 bottles)
  • Mongolia – 82 percent (168,162 bottles)
  • Russia – 76 percent (47,778,920 bottles)
  • Azerbaijan – 75 percent (141,294 bottles)
  • Belarus – 56 percent (1,827,130 bottles)
  • United States – 56 percent ((457,920 bottles)
  • Ukraine – 46 percent (8,502,554 bottles)
  • China – 43 percent (7,585,407 bottles)
  • Latvia – 20 percent (1,505,138 bottles)

The most popular Georgian wines exported in 2017 were:

  1. Kindzmarauli – 12.8 million bottles
  2. Mukuzani – 4.2 million bottles
  3. Tsinandali – 3.4 million bottles
  4. Akhasheni – 1.5 million bottles
  5. Khvanchkara – 887,500 bottles

Last year about 250 companies exported their wines abroad, said the Georgian National Wine Agency.

Meanwhile, Georgia exported 18.4 million bottles of Georgian brandy to 26 countries in 2017. This was a 78 percent increase year-over-year (y/y). Last year, Georgia has generated $39.4 million from the sale of brandy abroad (70 percent increase in revenues).

Georgia also exported 288,000 bottles of Chacha to 23 countries – 180 percent more compared to the same period of last year. By selling Chacha abroad Georgia generated $846,300, which was 148 percent increase y/y.

In total, Georgia has sold $283.8 million’s worth of alcoholic beverages in 2017, including wine, brandy, chacha and others.

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