Georgia increases construction material imports from Azerbaijan by over quarter
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 2
By Azad Hasanli - Trend:
Georgia increased the import volume of Azerbaijan's construction materials by 25.45 percent during a year, the Georgian National Statistics Service's report as of January-September says.
Around 107,630 metric tons of construction gypsum and other anhydrite totaling $ 18.45 million were imported from Azerbaijan to Georgia during this period or by 18.5 percent more than in the same period of last year. For comparison, around 85,792 metric tons of building materials in the amount of $15.57 million were imported to Georgia in January-September 2013.
Around 188,787 metric tons of cement in the amount of $13.849 million were exported to Azerbaijan in January-September 2014. Around 356,907 metric tons of cement products in the amount of $26.334 million were exported from Georgia to Azerbaijan in the same period of last year.
Around 73,090 metric tons of iron rods in the amount of $45.194 million were exported from Georgia to Azerbaijan during this period. Around 49,237 metric tons of iron rods in the amount of $30.789 million were exported to Azerbaijan in the same period of last year.
The share of construction materials in Azerbaijan's total export volume to Georgia for the period amounted to four percent.
Georgia imported goods worth $453.39 million from Azerbaijan in January-September 2014.
According to the report, the volume of imports from Azerbaijan to Georgia increased by 3.7 percent. For comparison, Georgia imported Azerbaijani goods worth $437.3 million in January-September 2013.
Azerbaijan ranks third in the list of the countries from which Georgia imports products. The share of Azerbaijan's exports in a total volume of goods imported into Georgia is 7.3 percent.
Georgian imports most of goods from Turkey. The volume of Georgia's imports from Turkey totaled $1.26 billion in January-September 2014 or 20.2 percent of a total import volume. China ranks second with $549.07 million and a specific weight of 8.8 percent of Georgia's total import volume.
edited by CN