Moscow. 8 Aug. Georgia in January-July 2016 exported 23 million 932,1 thousands of bottles of natural grape wine (0,75 liter), which is 42,4% more than for the same period in 2015, said on Monday the National wine Agency of the Ministry of agriculture of the Republic.
Revenue from wine exports, which was carried out in 44 countries over seven months rose by 16.2% to $55.3 million
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According to authorities, the export of wine to Russia increased by 50.4% – to 12 million 748,3 thousand bottles (53.3% of total exports). The five major importers of Georgian wines include Ukraine (2 million 595,9 thousand bottles), China (2 million 475,6 thousand), Kazakhstan (1 million 924 thousand) and Poland (1 million 190,9 million).
Most of all, we exported these fine wines of local origin, as “Kindzmarauli” red semi-sweet) – 3 million 210,3 thousand bottles, “Mukuzani” red dry) – 1 million 230,5 thousand bottles, “Tsinandali” (dry white) – 1 million 16,1 thousand bottles, “Akhasheni” (semi-sweet red) – 518,2 thousand bottles, “Khvanchkara (red semi-sweet) – 169,4 thousand bottles.
In January-July Georgia also exported to 16 countries of 4 million and 303.6 thousand bottles (volume 0,5 l) brandy, which is 32% more than in the same period of 2015, while the revenue from exports of the drink increased by 11% to $9.9 million
Along with wine and brandy, the Republic supplied to the foreign market, chacha, cognac alcohol, wine materials. The total income from their sale amounted to $92,3 million (growth of 30.6%).
Georgia in 2015, exported to 46 countries 36 million to 71.4 thousand bottles of wine, which is 38.9 per cent lower than a year earlier. Exports to Russia last year decreased by 2.1 times – up to 18 million 308,2 thousand bottles (50.8% of total exports).
According to the National statistics service, trade turnover between Georgia and Russia in January-April 2016 has increased compared to the same period of 2015 by 17.1% to us $256.2 million (7.8% of total foreign trade turnover of Georgia). The export of Georgian products to Russia increased by 35.7% to $54 million, which was mainly due to an increase of supply on the Russian market of wine and mineral water, nuts, and ferroalloys. Import to the Republic of Russian products, consisting mainly of oil and oil products, wheat, electricity and natural gas increased by 13%, to $202.2 million