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Georgia decreases construction material imports from Azerbaijan

Tuesday, March 31
Georgia decreased the import volume of Azerbaijanís construction materials by 2.1 percent in January-February 2015, the Georgian National Statistics Serviceís report as of January-February 2015 says.

Around 13,700 metric tons of construction gypsum and other anhydrite totaling $2.03 million were imported from Azerbaijan to Georgia during this period or by 2.1 percent less than in the same period of 2014.

For comparison, around 12,160 metric tons of construction gypsum and other anhydrite in the amount of $2.1 million were imported to Georgia in January-February 2014.

Around 8,250 metric tons of iron rods in the amount of $4.77 million were exported from Georgia to Azerbaijan during this period. Around 12,550 metric tons of iron rods in the amount of $7.9 million were exported to Azerbaijan in the same period of 2014.

The share of construction materials in Azerbaijanís total export volume to Georgia for the period amounted to 2 percent.

According to the report, Georgia imported goods worth $100.7 million from Azerbaijan in January-February 2015.

The volume of imports of Azerbaijani goods to Georgia decreased by 15 percent year on year.

For comparison, Georgia imported Azerbaijani goods worth $118.47 million in January-February 2014.

Azerbaijan ranks second in the list of the countries from which Georgia imports products. The share of Azerbaijan's exports in a total volume of goods imported in Georgia is 9.1 percent.

Georgian imports most of goods from Turkey. The volume of Georgiaís imports from Turkey totaled $198.29 million or 17.9 percent of a total import volume. China ranks third with $97.7 million (8.8 percent).
(Trend.az)