Azerbaijan ranks second among Georgia’s leading foreign trade partners
Georgia, Tbilisi, May 24 / Trend, N.Kirtskhalia /
Azerbaijan ranks second among Georgia's major foreign trade partners. According to the Georgian State Statistics Service, trade turnover between the two country was $89 million in January-April.
Turkey ($290.7 million) and Ukraine ($180 million) were among Georgia's major trade partners. The three countries accounted for 31 percent of Georgia's trade deficit.
Trade turnover with European countries in January-April was $491 million, which is 12 percent more than the same period in 2009. Export operations were carried out at $99 million and import operations at $39.2 million.
The share of European countries in foreign trade turnover was 26 percent, including exports at 21 percent and imports at 28 percent. These figures were 28.25 and 28 percent in January-April 2009.
Trade turnover with CIS countries during the reporting period was $599 million, which is 22 percent more than the same period in 2009. Exports amounted to $170 million and imports reached $429 million.