Georgia exported 65.2 million bottles of wine in nine months

TBILISI(BPI)- According to the National Wine Agency, in the first nine months of 2019, in total  65.2 million bottles (0.75 liters) of wine were exported to the world’s  50 countries that is 10% more compared with  the same period in 2018.

The Agency reports that the value of exports reaches $ 164 million, which is 16% more than in the same period of 2018.

Georgian wine exports to strategic markets increased, namely  to the US – by  60% (533 206 bottles), UK – 40% (93 067 bottles), Poland – 18% (2 905 372 bottles) and China – 11% (5 334 939 bottles). Export growth dynamics are also observed in the following countries: Lithuania – 52% (503 832 bottles), Germany – 36% (476 145 bottles), Belarus – 35% (1 606 565 bottles), Israel – 88% (218 921 bottles), Estonia – 19% (499 736 bottles), Russia – 11% (41 112 235 bottles), Moldova – 5717% (411 812 bottles), Netherlands – 21% (73 078 bottles), Czech Republic 102% – (62 700 bottles), Sweden – 397% (55 506 bottles), Bulgaria – 51% (24 228 bottles), Australia – 15% (19 636 bottles), Canada – 2% (121 650 bottles), Mongolia – 13% (184 212 bottles)

The top ten exporting countries are Russia (41 112 235 bottles), Ukraine (6 766 841 bottles), China (5 334 939 bottles), Poland (2 905 372 bottles), Kazakhstan (2 477 358 bottles), Belarus (1 008 888 bottles). ), Latvia (988 122 bottles), USA (533 206 bottles), Lietua (503 832 bottles) and Estonia (499 736 bottles).

In 9 months wine export was carried out by 289 companies.

Apart from wine, 19.5 million bottles (0.5 l) of brandy were exported to 23 countries that is  44% more compared with  the same period in 2018. The revenues received from  brandy exports totaled $ 42.5 million that is  54% more than last year.

In the past 9 months, Georgia exported 473.2 thousand bottles (0.5 l) of chacha to 24 countries. Exports increased by 65% ​​compared to the same period of last year. Revenues received from  chacha exports  made  $ 1.3 million that is  54% more than last year.

 

Overall, revenues from exports of wine, brand, chacha, brand spirit and tap brand totaled $ 236 million, up 6% from the same period last year.

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