Turkey ($1.48 billion), Russia ($1.14 billion) and China ($1.07 billion) are Georgia's top trading partners in total external trade turnover in January-September 2021, show preliminary data from the National Statistics Office of Georgia.
In the reporting period Georgia's top trading partners by exports were China ($478.3 million), Russia ($426.2 million) and Azerbaijan ($400.2 million), while top trading partners by imports were Turkey ($1.24 billion), Russia ($718.8 million) and China ($599.9 million).
The top three export items were the following:
Copper ores and concentrates - $571.7 million, 19.2% of total exports
Motor cars - $338.2 million, 11.3% of total exports
Ferro-alloys totalled - $316.5 million, 10.6% of total exports
The top import commodities were as follows:
Motor cars - $632.5 million, 9% of total imports
Petroleum and petroleum oils - $576.3 million, 8.2% of total imports
Copper ores and concentrates - $530.2 million, 7.5% of total imports
Georgia’s external trade turnover amounted to $10 billion in January-September 2021, which is 22.3% higher compared to the same period of the last year.
The value of exports increased 24% and totalled $2.98 billion, while imports also increased 21.6%, amounting to $7.02 billion.