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:
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:
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.