In January-June 2018 the external trade turnover of Georgia with the EU countries amounted to USD 1 644.5 million, grew by 25.2 percent compared to the corresponding indicator of the previous year.
Exports amounted to USD 367.8 million (21.5 percent higher), while imports amounted to USD 1 276.7 million (26.3 percent higher). The share of these countries in the external trade turnover of Georgia amounted to 27.5 percent, 23.1 percent in exports and 29.1 percent in imports (in January-June 2017 27.3, 24.4 and 28.3 percent correspondingly). 32.5 percent of the trade deficit came to the EU countries (30.3 percent in January-June 2017).
In January-June 2018 the external trade turnover of Georgia with the CIS countries totaled USD 2 037.3 million (higher by 33.9 percent compared to the January-June 2017). Exports stood at USD 720.1 million (50.7 percent higher), while imports equaled USD 1 317.1 million (26.2 percent higher). The share of the CIS countries in the external trade turnover of Georgia constituted 34.0 percent, 45.2 percent in exports and 30.0 percent in imports (In January-June 2017 31.6, 38.5 and 29.2 percent, respectively). In January-June 2018 compared to previous year, CIS countries accounted for 21.3 percent of the overall trade deficit (24.3 percent in January-June 2017), Geostat reports.