10 month data: Georgia exports 38m bottles of wine, earns $88m
Tuesday, November 8
Georgia has exported 38,392,510 bottles of wine to 50 countries in the first 10 months of 2016, bringing $88.3 million back into the economy.
Between January-October 2016 Georgia exported 37 percent more wine year-on-year (y/y), and generated 14 percent more revenue by selling its wine abroad, said Georgias Ministry of Agriculture.
The top five countries that imported Georgian wine in January-October 2016 were:
Russia 20,531,892 bottles
China 4,307,825 bottles
Ukraine 4,212,110 bottles
Kazakhstan 3,019,147 bottles
Poland 1,819,542 bottles
Georgias Ministry of Agriculture said wine exports increased to the European Union (EU), China, and Georgias more traditional export markets.
Year-on-year exports of Georgian wine increased to:
China 138 percent (4,307,825 bottles)
Ukraine 64 percent (4,212,110 bottles)
Belarus 57 percent (931,602 bottles)
United Kingdom 47 percent (74,188 bottles)
Poland 44 percent (1,819,542 bottles)
Russia 40 percent (20,531,892 bottles)
Estonia 33 percent (516,048 bottles)
Kirgizstan 17 percent (202,666 bottles)
Japan 12 percent (141,774 bottles)
United States 12 percent (234,616 bottles)
Germany 11 percent (234,422 bottles)
Canada 7 percent (157,860 bottles)
Latvia 6 percent (978,762 bottles)
Meanwhile, exports of Georgian-made brandy also increased to over seven million bottles. Figures showed Georgia exported 7,129,158 bottles of brandy to 16 countries. This was a 31 percent increase y/y between January and October 2016.
So far this year Georgia generated $16.3 million by selling brandy abroad.
In total Georgia enjoyed $148.3 million by exporting wine, brandy, Chacha and all alcoholic beverages.