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Georgian Wine Export Increased by 36% in the First Four Months of 2018

According to the LEPL National Wine Agency, in January – April  2018, 25 mil. bottles (0,75l)  of wine have been exported to 43 countries worldwide, that is 36% higher than the similar data of the last year. Totally, 59,2 mil. USD worth of wine have been exported, that is 43% higher than the data of the previous year.

Export growth is remarkable in European, USA, Asian and traditional markets: Japan 139% (73122), Czech – 90%(21288 ), UK – 89% (40740), Kazakhstan –  84% (1108938), Netherlands –  83% (29793), South Korea – 76% (31380), Barus – 75% (321258), Germany – 66% (241540), Lithuania – 51% (172020), Russia – 47% (16246021),  Latvia – 32% (526380), Ukraine –  27% (2389280),  Poland  – 24% (1012774), Estonia – 19% (1858926), USA – 4% (105568) and etc.

The first five of the exporter countries is the following: Russia – (16246021), Ukraine –  (2389280), China – (1802792), Kazakhstan –  (1108938)   and  Poland –  (1012774).

In the period under review, 147 companies have exported various amount of wine.

In addition, 5 mil. bottles (0,5 liters) of brandy have been exported to 18 countries worldwide, that is 17% higher than the similar data of the last year.

In the period under review, 84 thousand bottles (0.5 l) of  “Chacha”  have been exported in 20 countries worldwide, growth amounted  32 %.

Totally, wine, band, “Chacha”, wine material, brand in pour and brand alcohol income amounted  96,5 mil. USD – growth in comparison with the similar data of the previous year amounted 28%.