Georgia exports 12 mln bottles of wine in two months

Georgia exports 12 mln bottles of wine in two months

Georgia exported about 12.2 million bottles of wine to 32 countries in January-February 2019, which is a 13% increase compared to the same period of 2018, according to the Georgian National Wine Agency.

Last month Georgia generated $30 million from the sale of wine abroad – 21% increase year-on-year. 

The top countries that imported the most bottles of Georgian wine in January-February 2019 were: Russia – 8,688,854 bottles, Ukraine – 976,482 bottles, Poland – 628,022 bottles, China – 600,783 bottles.

To European countries: Sweden – 313% increase (9,000 bottles), Lithuania – 75% increase (104,616 bottles).

To traditional export markets and Asia: Mongolia - 189% increase (66,012 bottles), Belarus – 1,389% increase (80,394 bottles), Russia - 17% increase (8,688,854 bottles).

To strategic export markets: United States – 1,032% increase (128,145 bottles), Poland - 42% increase (628,022 bottles), China - 7% increase (600,783 bottles).

Meanwhile, Georgia exported 4.2 million bottles of Georgian brandy (+89%) and 85,400 bottles of Chacha (+188%) abroad in 2018, Agenda.ge reported.

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