Jan.-Sept. 2021: Georgian wine export up 12%


Georgia exported 72.5 million bottles of wine to 60 countries in January-September 2021, which is an increase of 12% compared to the same period of 2020, says the Georgian National Wine Agency.

By selling wine abroad Georgia generated $168 million. Revenues increased by 11% year-on-year.

The top five countries that imported Georgian wine in January-September 2021 were:

  1. Russia – 43,350,901 bottles (+7%)

  2. Ukraine – 8,609,575 bottles (+8%)

  3. Poland – 4,156,777 bottles (+24%)

  4. China – 3,961,484 bottles (+16%)

  5. Kazakhstan – 2,805,598 bottles (+32%)

Exports of Georgian wine increased to these strategic markets countries:

  • UK – 178% increase (513,724 bottles)

  • Lithuania - 36% increase (744,600 bottles)

  • US - 18% increase (807,413 bottles)

  • Latvia - 2% increase (1,218,075 bottles)

Exports of Georgian wine also increased to the following countries:

  • Czechia - 202% increase (112,356 bottles)

  • Turkey – 209% increase (93,330 bottles)

  • Mongolia – 146% increase (362,370 bottles)

  • Canada – 88% increase (261,538 bottles)

  • Sweden – 59% increase (96,400 bottles)

  • Israel – 28% increase (304,827 bottles)

  • Azerbaijan – 21% increase (162,527 bottles)

  • France – 7% increase (56,800 bottles)

In total 397 companies exported wine abroad in the reporting period.

Meanwhile, Georgia exported 25.5 million bottles of Georgian brandy (+17%) and 660,000 bottles of chacha (+97%) abroad in the first eight months of 2021.

In total, Georgia has sold $270 million worth of alcoholic beverages (+15%) in the reporting period, including wine, brandy, chacha and others.

Source: Agenda.ge

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