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Georgian Wine Export: 9,5 million bottles in 18 countries, 42 MIO million bottles in Russia only

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According to the data of the LEPL “National Wine Agency”, Georgian wines exported during January-October 2018 in 53 countries over the world, made up to 68,3 million bottles (0,75 l) which s by 12% higher of the indicator of the same period of the year 2017. A total value of the exported wine made 162 MIO USD, that is by 20% higher of the previous year’s indicator. 

The export is increased on the strategic markets of the Georgian wine: Japan – 50% (199 997 bottles), Poland – 30% (2 788 029 bottles), Great Britain – 50% (103 724 bottles), and USA – 1% (399 054) bottles; As well as to Europe and America: Romania – 47% (99 774), Czech Republic – 70% (33 450), The Netherlands – 39% (63 951), France – 15% (113 297), Estonia – 12% (464 792), Latvia – 12% (1 427 836), Lithuania – 7% (366 552), Germany -3% (378 954), etc. Besides, the exports to the traditional markets and Asia are as follows: Turkmenistan – 102% (135 294), Mongolia – 44% (162 390), Kyrgyzstan – 37% (179 610), Ukraine – 34% (8 346 700), Kazakhstan – 16% (3 112 202), Russia – 10% (42 344 328), Belarus – 3% (1 353 042),etc.

The top 5 countries where the Georgian wines are exported, are: Russia – (42 344 328), Ukraine – (8 346 700), China (5 410 667), Kazakhstan (3 112 202), and Poland (2 788 029).

Total incomes gained by export of wine, brandy, chacha, brandy spiritus, and bottled brandy made 252,1MIO USD, that is by 13% higher of the 2017 January-October indicator” – the Agency says.

To say frankly, the declarations of the Agency are surprising. This organization mentions as the strategic markets the countries where 33 – 300 thousand bottles are exported, while Russia – the country where 42 million (!) bottles of the Georgian wines were exported, is not enlisted among the strategic markets.

Besides, to 18 countries of the 19 listed, a total exports made 9,6 million bottles, while in Russia only – 42 million 300 thousand, i.e. twice more than in all other counties together.

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