Countries Around the World That Sell the Largest Quantities of Georgian wine
According to the National Wine Agency, between January and August, 52.7 million bottles of wine (0.75 liters) were exported from Georgia to 52 countries, marking a 16% increase compared to the same period in 2017. The total worth of this exported wine comes to 125.5 million USD. This marks a 25% increase in comparison to the same period of the previous year.
There has been an increase in exports to strategic markets for Georgian wine; Japan – 79% (170,700 bottles), Poland – 31% (2,121,474 bottles), Great Britain- 17% (52,732 bottles), USA – 2% (291,640 bottles). In regards to European exports; Romania - 390% (84,654 bottles), Czech Republic – 65% (30,456 bottles), Germany - 32% (339,370 bottles), The Netherlands – 25% (42,735 bottles), Lithuania – 12% (280,338 bottles) ,Latvia – 12% (1,077,696 bottles), Estonia- 2% (336,302 bottles), and on the traditional markets; Kyrgyzstan- 81% (140,317 bottles), Ukraine – 40% (6,070,218 bottles), Kazakhstan- 36%(2,313,378 bottles), Russia- 17% (33,270,854 bottles), Belarus – 12% (1,012,062 bottles), (among others).
The top five countries to which Georgian wine is exported are: Russia (33,270,854 bottles), Ukraine (6,070,218 bottles), China (4,113,328 bottles), Kazakhstan (2,313,378 bottles), and Poland (2,121,474 bottles).
In addition, between January and August, 11.7 million bottles of brandy-type spirits have been exported from Georgia to 21 countries across the world, marking a 19% increase in comparison to the same 8 month period of the previous. Income yielded from the export of brandy-type spirits amounted to 33.9 million USD, an increase of 9%.
During the reporting period, 238.9 thousand bottles (0.5 liters) of chacha have been exported to 24 countries across the world, marking a 80% increase. In total, 692.4 thousand USD worth of chacha has been exported, which is 88% higher than the same period of the previous year.
Overall, the net income of wine, brandy, chacha, brandy-type spirits, and draught brandy exports amounts to 198.2 million USD, which is 19% higher than the same period of the previous year.