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Georgian trade turnover with EU countries decreased by 8 percent

Business Materials 25 March 2013 17:58 (UTC +04:00)
In January-February 2013, the foreign trade turnover of Georgia with EU countries was $354 million or eight per cent less compared to the same period last year, Georgian Statistics Service told Trend on Monday.

Georgia, Tbilisi, March 25 / Trend, N. Kirtskhalia /

In January-February 2013, the foreign trade turnover of Georgia with EU countries was $354 million or eight per cent less compared to the same period last year, Georgian Statistics Service told Trend on Monday.

Exports amounted to $67 million (one percent less), imports - $287 million (nine percent less).

The share of the EU countries in the total foreign trade turnover of Georgia totaled 27 percent, including exports - 19 percent, imports - 29 percent (figures of the corresponding period of 2012 - 28, 22 and 30 percent, respectively).

Some 36 percent of the trade deficit (in January-February 2012 - 33 percent) accounted for the EU countries.

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