BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jan.14
By Tamilla Mammadova – Trend:
Some 192,046.34 tons, worth $105.29 million of mineral and aerated waters have been exported from Georgia from January through November 2020, Trend reports via the National Statistics Office of Georgia (Geostat).
The value was 18 percent less as compared to the same period of the prior year. In total, mineral and aerated waters have been exported to 39 different countries during 2020, out of which Russia still remains the top export market.
According to the Geostat, from January through November 2019 Georgia exported 205,815.75 tons worth $124.27 million of mineral and aerated waters. During the reporting period of the current year, in comparison with 2019, the value has dropped by 18 percent and shared 192,046.34 tons, or $105.29 million.
With $39.22 million or 69,726.63 tons, Russia is the top exporter of mineral and aerated waters from Georgia.
The second-largest export country was Ukraine – $18.78 million or 42,505.63 tons. It was followed by Kazakhstan - $16.26 million or 26,750 tons, Lithuania - $14.04 million or 23,236.71 tons, and Belarus - $6.03 million or 12,419.20 tons.
Out of the top five exporters, this year export has been reduced to Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus. While Kazakhstan and Lithuania have shown growth as compared to 2019.
This year, export to Russia was reduced by 44 percent, to Ukraine – 15 percent and to Belarus – 37 percent. Last year Kazakhstan imported 20,557.09 tons of mineral and aerated waters from Georgia, worth $14.23 million.
So, the value of export this year has shown a 14 percent growth. As for Lithuania, the growth this year was much less than 1 percent, but still promising, since no reduction has been witnessed.
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