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Georgia’s Incomes from January-May Wine Exports Mark $82 Million

Incomes from the export of wines, brandy, Chacha, Brandy spirits, and other strong drinks exceeded $130 million in January-May 2021.

In the reporting period, the country exported approximately 36.4 million bottles to 55 countries, up 15% compared to the same period of 2020.

Incomes from exports totaled $82.4 million, up 8% year on year. Exports have increased on the strategic markets of Georgian wine: Poland – 11% (2,258,486 bottles), Lithuania - 63% (439,494 bottles), the USA - 26% (402,942 bottles), Estonia - 3% (258,640 bottles) and Germany - 23% (314,703 bottles). Exports have also increased to the following countries: Ukraine - 6% (4,162,515 bottles), Canada - 54% (118,006 bottles), Kazakhstan - 80% (1,368,220 bottles), Russia - 17% (22,421,656 bottles), Israel - 95% (236,996 bottles), Azerbaijan - 41% (115,247 bottles), Mongolia - 600% (232,920 bottles), Czech Republic - 900% (52,956 bottles), Turkey - 324% (61,110 bottles), Sweden - 20% (48,836 bottles) and so on. Top 5 exports markets: Russia - 22,421,656 (up 17%), Ukraine - up 6% (4,162,515 bottles), Poland - 2,258,486 (growth 11%), China - 1,864,351 bottles (down 3%) and Kazakhstan - 1,368,220 (up 80%).

Noteworthy that besides Georgian wines, in January-May 2021, Georgia exported 13.5 million bottles of brandy and 209,000 bottles of Chacha. Incomes from brandy exported rose by annual 3% to $23 million, while incomes from Chacha exports rose by 30% to $567,000. In the reporting period, Georgian wines and strong drinks were exported by 270 companies.