Georgia’s foreign trade turnover with EU countries decreases

Business Materials 24 October 2013 15:57 (UTC +04:00)

Georgia, Tbilisi, Oct. 24 /Trend N.Kirtzkhalia/

Georgia's foreign trade turnover with the countries of the European Union totalled $2.022 billion in January-September 2013 which is two per cent less than the figures for the same period of 2012.

The Georgian National Statistics Office said exports amounted to $373 million (43 per cent more) whereas imports totalled $1.649 billion (nine per cent less).

The share of these countries in Georgia's total trade turnover is 27 per cent including 18 per cent in exports and 30 per cent in imports (27 per cent, 15 per cent and 31 per cent respectively in January-September 2012).

Some 36 per cent of the trade deficit accounts for the EU countries' share (38 per cent last year).