Georgian wine exports on upward trend
Friday, September 12More Georgian wine is continuing to be exported as European countries strive to get their hands on Georgia’s liquid gold. Georgia exported 36.5 million bottles of wine, valued at $118.4 million USD, to 38 countries from January 1 to August 30 this year, reported the National Wine Agency of Georgia (NWA).
Wine exports increased in both volume and value in the first eight months of the year. In particular, the volume of wine exported grew by 69 percent, while the value surged by 83 percent compared to the same period of 2013.
Russia has overtaken Ukraine as the largest importer of Georgian wine in the first eight months of this year after Russia lifted an embargo on Georgian wine last year. In the reported period Russia imported 65 percent of Georgia’s total wine exports.
Latest data showed Ukraine was the second highest importer of Georgian wine, followed by Kazakhstan, Poland, Belarus, China, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Azerbaijan. (Agenda.ge)