Georgia’s trade turnover with CIS countries increases by 7 percent
Georgia, Tbilisi, April 24 / Trend N.Kirtzkhalia /
The trade turnover of Georgia with the CIS countries in January-March 2012 amounted to $ 715 million, which is seven per cent more compared to the same period last year, the Georgian National Statistics Office told Trend on Tuesday.
According to information, the exports amounted to $ 243 million (26 percent more) and import - $ 427 million (one percent more). The share of CIS countries in total trade turnover of Georgia was 32 percent, of them in exports - 45 percent, imports - 28 percent.
During this period, the CIS countries accounted for 20 percent of the trade deficit.
In January-March 2012 the negative trade balance with these countries fell by 20 percent compared to the same period last year.
The largest trade partners of Georgia from the CIS countries are Azerbaijan, Belarus, Turkmenistan, Moldova and Russia.