Thursday, November 8, 2012

Georgian wine 2012 statistics: revenue grows, export falls

08.11.2012 (Hvino News). In January-September this year, Georgia exported 13,492 tons of natural grape wines, which is by 26.5% less than during the same period in 2011, - according to National Statistical Service "Geostat", quoted by Russian news agency Interfax. At the same time, the revenue from the export of Georgian wine during 9 months increased by 18.4% to $42.6 million, representing 2.4% of total exports.

Export of brandy, vodka and other spirits in January-September increased by 27.7% to 17,150 tons; in revenue - by 45.6% to $61.3 million (3.5% of total exports).

Biggest importer of Georgian wines and spirits is Ukraine: total import was worth $47.2 million, including $19.2 million of wine. Georgia exports wine and spirits to 40 countries. The first three largest importers of Georgian wine are Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Belarus.

According to government's strategic plan, by 2015 the country's wine production and export revenue are supposed to grow by 50% in comparison to 2011.

© Hvino News

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