Georgia increases spice exports
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jan.27
By Tamilla Mammadova – Trend:
Georgia increased the export of spices in 2019, Trend reports referring to National Statistical Office of Georgia (Geostat).
In 2019, the income from the export of spices in Georgia increased by 19.2 percent compared to 2018 and amounted to $10.7 million ($8.6 million in 2018).
Last year, the volume of exported spices also increased by 13 percent compared to 2018 and reached 5,373 tons.
In 2019, Georgia exported 1,858 tons of spices in the amount of $3.9 million to Russia. Other countries that mainly imported spices from Georgia include China – 1,765 tons ($3.6 million); Ukraine - 735 tons ($1.5 million); Philippines - 141 tons ($290,000); Vietnam - 169 tons ($264,000); Kazakhstan - 103 tons ($153,000); Uzbekistan - 224 tons ($150,000); Lithuania - 38 tons ($94,000); and Belarus - 41 tons ($85,000).
As reported, spices were not exported from Georgia to Turkey in 2019, while 1,002 tons of spices worth $1.3 million were exported from Georgia to Turkey in 2018.
The companies exported spices from Georgia in 2019 include Geopriprava Ltd; Lauru Ltd; Agroland Ltd; Gold Daphne Ltd and others.
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