09.Mar .2020 18:40

Georgia exported 12.1 million bottles of wine to 39 countries in January-February 2020

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Georgia exported 12.1 million bottles of wine to 39 countries in January-February 2020, which is identical to last year’s data, says the Georgian National Wine Agency.

By selling wine abroad Georgia generated $31 million in the first two months of 2020. Revenues increased by seven per cent compared to the same period of 2019.

The top five countries that imported Georgian wine in January-February 2020 were: Russia – 7,585,000 bottles (-13%), Ukraine – 1,314,750 bottles (+35%), Poland – 1,110,384 bottles (+77%), China – 562.664 bottles (-6%), Kazakhstan – 274.068 bottles (-21%).

The statistics show that the export of Georgian wine to China decreased by six per cent due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Meanwhile, Wine Agency Levan Mekhuzla said that Georgian wine exports increased to the EU, Japan, Canada and other traditional export markets for Georgia. He also noted that the price of Georgian wine has increased on international markets.

In January-February exports of Georgian wine increased to the following countries: Latvia – 230,730 bottles (+30%), Germany – 150,862 bottles (+53%), Lithuania – 115.992 bottles (+11%), Estonia – 97,326 bottles (+29%), Scotland – 53,124 bottles (+100%).

So far this year Georgia has generated $46.8 million (+7%) from the sale of alcoholic beverages abroad.