Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept.26
By Azad Hasanli - Trend:
Georgia has increased the import of construction materials from Azerbaijan by 18.8 percent in a year, National Statistics Office (GeoStat) said in its report.
Some 90,731 metric tons of gypsum plaster and other anhydrites worth of $15.542 million was imported by Georgia from Azerbaijan during the reporting period, which is 12.14 percent more than in the same period of 2013.
By comparison, Georgia imported 76,367 metric tons of construction materials worth of $13.86 million in January-August 2013.
Georgia, for its part, exported 180,751 metric tons of cement, worth of $13.259 million in January-August 2014, or 1.77 times less than in the same period of 2013. By comparison, some 317,638 metric tons of cement worth of $23.442 million was exported from Georgia to Azerbaijan in January-August 2013.
Georgia exported 68,000 metric tons of iron rod worth of $41.996 million to Azerbaijan during the reporting period, compared to 39.556 metric tons of iron rod worth of $24.7 million in the same period of 2013.
The construction materials accounted for 3.9 percent of the total volume of Azerbaijan 's exports to Georgia during the reporting period.
Georgia imported $396.58 million worth of products from Azerbaijan in January-August 2014. The volume of import to Georgia from Azerbaijan has increased by 4.5 percent in a year. By comparison, Georgia imported $379.68 million worth of Azerbaijani goods in the same period of 2013.
Azerbaijan ranks third among the countries from which Georgia imports products. The exports from Azerbaijan accounts for 7.2 percent of the goods imported to Georgia.
Georgia imports the major part of goods from Turkey . The volume of imports from Turkey to Georgia stood at $1.1 billion, or 20.1 percent of the total volume of imports. China ranks third by accounting for 8.9 percent of the total volume of Georgian import.