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Georgia increases wine export by 59%

According to official data, Georgia has exported about 61 million bottles of wine between January-October 2017, which is 59 percent more in comparison with the same period last year.

Income from wine export equaled $134,6 million that is 52 percent more than the same period last year,” the National Wine Agency reported.

Wine export grew to following countries:

China, by 41 percent- 6,086,733 bottles
Russia, by 87 percent-38,355,125 bottles
Ukraine, by 48 percent-6,237,652 bottles
Poland, by 18 percent-2,151,342 bottles
Latvia, by 31 percent-1,279,718 bottles
Belarus, by 42 percent-1,318,852 bottles
USA, by 68 percent-394,464 bottles
Germany, by 57 percent-367,342 bottles
Israel, by 149 percent-180,824 bottles
France, by 187 percent-98,194 bottles
Azerbaijan, by 76 percent-102,342 bottles

Georgia exported 13,630,421 bottles of Georgian brandy to 22 countries. This was a 91 percent increase compared to the same period last year. Georgia has generated $29,6 million from the sale of brandy abroad which equals an increase of 83 percent compared to the previous data.

Georgia also exported 219,183 bottles of chacha – 198 percent more compared to the same period last year. By selling chacha abroad Georgia generated $664,600, which was a 154 percent increase.

In total, Georgia received $222,4 million from the export of wine, brandy and chacha, which is a 50 percent increase compared to the same period of the previous year.