By Messenger Staff
Tuesday, April 22
Reopening of the Russian market for Georgian products has considerably changed the configuration of the destination of Georgian products.
Now wine has become the major item of export production from Georgia to Russia, and has firmly established itself in first position.
Hazelnuts have moved to second place. Analysts predict that the crisis in Ukraine might lead to certain changes in exports from Georgia.
These results concern the export of food products. Otherwise, cars remain the first item Georgia exports. The second export item is ferroalloys. Wine is third, followed by raw copper, fertilizers, mineral water, locomotives,strong alcohol beverages (spirits) and medicines.
Georgia has tried desperately to establish citruses as an export item. During the Soviet-era, Georgia provided citruses for most of the Soviet market. Now citruses form North Africa and the Middle East are the leading exporters to the Russian market.