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Export to EU Increased, Geostat Says

By Natalia Kochiashvili
Wednesday, June 22, 2022
Exports of goods from Georgia to the EU have increased. According to the report published by the National Statistics Office of Georgia, $ 352 million worth of goods left Georgia for the EU in January-May 2022, which is $ 100 million or 39% more than the previous year.

As a result, 22.3% of Georgia's total exports come to the EU, compared to 16.4% of total exports to the EU last year. According to statistics, Georgia's main exports to the EU are copper ores, whose exports increased by 52% to $ 165 million. The second position is occupied by hazelnuts, whose exports increased by 32% to $ 26 million. Next comes Ferroalloys - $ 18 million, 10,100 tons, an increase of 153%; Cars - $ 16.8 million, an increase of 85% over the previous year; Mineral fertilizers - $ 14.5 million, 27,000 tons, an increase of 84% over the previous year.

Nevertheless, the EU is not Georgia's main export market. The number 1 place is occupied by China, where $ 362 million worth of goods were exported in January-May 2022, which is more than the total EU exports. Exports to China increased by 38%. In second place is Azerbaijan, where exports were 224 million, an increase of 15%. Russia is in third place with 210 million, whereas Georgia increased its exports by 3.7%.

Georgia's largest export among EU countries is to Bulgaria, where 176 million goods were exported, which is 82% more than the previous year.