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Saturday, August 5, 2017

Official: Georgia's wine and spirits export grew by 60% in 7 months

05.08.2017 (Hvino News). According to official data, in January-July 2017, around 38,3 million bottles of wine were exported from Georgia to 44 countries worldwide. Based on these numbers, exports were 60 percent higher than for same period in 2016. In the period under review, 84.3 million USD worth of wine have been exported, that is 52% higher than the data of the last year.

“According to the export data of 7 months 2017, wine export has grown by 60% compared to the same period of the previous year. Wine realization income has grown by 52%. Export has grown in the countries of European Union, South-West Asia, USA and other countries, which is a result of collaborated work and marketing activity of National Wine Agency and wine sector”- stated Giorgi Samanishvili, head of National Wine Agency.

Top five export markets are: Russia, China, Ukraine, Poland, and Kazakhstan.

Export growth is remarkable to the following countries: China – 80% (4,462,631), Russia- 86% (23,740,750 bottles), Ukraine – 41% (3,653,334), Poland - 20% (1,427,458), Belarus - 42% (814,022) Latvia - 27% (830,852), USA - 89% (236,012), Germany - 34% (234,000), France - 450% (95,530), Israel - 202% (127,334), Azerbaijan - 170% (102,342).


Appellation leaders are: "Kindzmarauli" - 6,593,437 bottles, "Mukuzani" - 2,028,493, "Tsinandali"- 1,468,126, "Akhasheni" - 751,261, "Khvanchkara" - 389,360, "Tvishi" - 157,064, "Napareuli" - 111,612

Georgia exported 8,212,243 bottles of Georgian brandy to 17 countries in the first seven months of 2017. This was a 91 percent increase year-over-year (y/y). Georgia has generated $18.7 million from the sale of brandy abroad.

Georgia also exported 102,402 bottles of chacha – 106 percent more compared to the same period of last year. By selling chacha abroad Georgia generated $283,000, which was 49 percent increase y/y.

In total, Georgia has sold $143.15 million worth of alcoholic beverages in January-July 2017, including wine, brandy, chacha and others.

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