Highest Indicator in Georgian Wine Exports: 62 Countries and 107 Million Bottles
"Wine from Georgia was exported to 62 countries of the world in 2021 in the volume of 107 million bottles, which is the highest indicator in the history of independent Georgia. Such a level has never existed before!" announced Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia at the Executive Government Meeting today. As the Head of Government of Georgia noted, wine export has increased by 360% compared to 2012.
"I wish to share several comparative examples with you. Wine export from Georgia has increased by 360% compared to 2012 and proceeds reached 250 MLN USD last year in contrast with 71 MLN USD for 2012. Such a difference has been witnessed within these 8-9 years, which is a record-high indicator. Also, 42 million bottles of brandy were exported in the reporting period, which is more than 30% higher than the respective indicator of 2020. It exceeds the 2012 level by 550%. Proceeds from the export of brandy have reached 78 MLN USD. For the comparison, it was a mere 20 MLN USD in 2012" noted the Prime Minister of Georgia.
According to the Head of Government of Georgia, 441 local companies are engaged in the export of wine to various countries of the world. Back in 2012, only 100 companies were exporting this commodity.
"You may well be aware that a lot of companies have been added to this segment and 441 local companies are currently engaged in the export of wine to various countries of the world. For comparison, their number was only 100 back in 2012.
In total, proceeds from the export of wine, brandy, chacha, ethyl for brandy and bulk wine brandy reached almost 400 MLN USD, which is 18% higher than the respective indicator of 2020 and 142% higher than that of 2012. Revenues back then amounted 163 MLN USD. This genuine difference resulted from the government effort and prudent policy initiated by us - the Georgian Dream - on October 1, 2012" added Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia.