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Georgia trades more with the CIS rather than with EU

By Messenger Staff
Monday, March 26
Official statistical data confirms that among the trade partners of Georgia, the leaders are Turkey, followed by Azerbaijan and Ukraine. Foreign trade turnover between Georgia and Turkey in January-February in 2011 reached USD 183 million, with Azerbaijan – USD 116 million, with Ukraine – USD 110 million. What is interesting is that Georgia’s trade turnover with the CIS countries has reached USD 375 million this year, whereas with the EU countries in the same period it has reached USD 293 million. This year the biggest export from Georgia is cars (re-exported), then come Ferro alloys, followed by scrap metal. Georgia's main imports are oil and oil products, natural gas and cars.