Wine export from Georgia increases
BAKU, Azerbaijan, December 5
By Tamilla Mammadova – Trend:
About 86 million bottles (0.75 liters) of wine were exported from Georgia to 53 countries from January through November 2019, which is 10 percent more than in the same period in 2018, Trend reports referring to the National Wine Agency of Georgia.
The cost of exported wine was $220 million, which is 20 percent more compared the same period of 2018.
As reported, 86.2 million bottles of wine were exported from Georgia in 2018, which is the highest figure in the last 30 years.
“According to the data for 11 months of this year, 2019 will also end with new record levels, because, traditionally, in December the amount of exports is higher than in other months,” the National Wine Agency notes.
Meanwhile, exports increased in the strategic markets for Georgian wine: Poland - by 24 percent (3.74 million bottles), China - two percent (6.32 million bottles), the US - 48 percent (660,874 bottles) and the UK - by 22 percent (126,493 bottles).
During the reporting period, 585,000 bottles (0.5 liters) of chacha were exported to 28 countries; the exports grew by 63 percent. Chacha export revenue reached $1.6 million (an increase of 56 percent).
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