First half of 2015: Georgia exports wine to 33 countries
Monday, July 13
More Georgian wine is continuing to be exported to foreign countries and enjoyed by people all over the world.
Export figures released by Georgias National Wine Agency revealed more than 13.7 million bottles of wine was exported to 33 countries across the globe in the first half of 2015.
The total income received from wine export was about $39.5 million USD in the six month period.
The figures also revealed wine export was increased to the following places:
Hong Kong by 230 percent;
Canada by 159 percent;
United States of America by 61 percent;
United Kingdom by 33percent;
China by 23 percent;
Japan by 21 percent;
Latvia by 20 percent;
Estonia by 16 percent;
Kazakhstan by 6 percent;
Germany by 5 percent.
Meanwhile the Georgian wine export significantly decreased to the important markets of Russia (by 63 percent) and Ukraine (by 60 percent).
"This was due to unstable political and economic situation, the National Wine Agency said.
However, the top five countries where Georgia exported its wine remained:
Russia about 6.5 million bottles;
Kazakhstan about 2.2 million bottles;
Ukraine about 1.2 million bottles;
Poland about 80,000 bottles;
China about 76,000 bottles.
Overall, these numbers saw Georgian wine export be increased by slightly more than 50 percent since 2012.