Export of fruits from Georgia in January increased by 39.4%, vegetables – by 11.0%


Export of fruits from Georgia in January increased by 39.4%, vegetables – by 11.0%

03.03.2020

The volume of exports of vegetables compared with the previous year increased by 11.0%

According to the National Statistics Service of Georgia, the volume of exports of fruits and nuts (group 8 on NTN FEA) for January 2020 in dollar terms amounted to $ 7 million 138.5 thousand. The share of fruits and nuts in the total export of Georgia for the same period ($ 262 million 649.4 thousand) is 2.7%. The main positions in the group were occupied by tangerines – $ 2 million 928.0 thousand, hazelnuts – $ 2 million 725.8 thousand, bananas – $ 340.4 thousand, oranges – $ 221.7 thousand and apples – $ 152.7 thousand. also “peel of citrus fruits or melon peel (including watermelon peel), fresh, frozen, dried or canned for short storage” – $ 272.8 thousand

Compared to the same period last year, fruit exports increased by 39.4%.

In January 2019, fruits and nuts were exported for $ 5 million 120.6 thousand. Their share in the total volume of Georgian exports for the same period ($ 238 million 766.2 thousand) was 2.1%. The leading positions were hazelnuts – $ 2 million 075.8 thousand, tangerines – $ 1 million 760.2 thousand, pistachios – $ 369.6 thousand, apples – $ 339.3 thousand, bananas – $ 141.9 thousand and walnut – $ 137.6 thousand .

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The export of vegetables (group 7 on NTN FEA) for January 2020 amounted to $ 1 million 260.1 thousand. The share of vegetables in Georgia’s total exports for the same period is 0.5%. The main position in the group was taken by cucumbers – $ 136.6 thousand, mushrooms of the Agaricus family – $ 122.5 thousand and eggplants – $ 112.3 thousand.

The volume of export of vegetables in comparison with the indicator a year ago increased by 11.0%.

In January 2019, vegetables worth $ 1 million 135.7 thousand were exported from Georgia. The share of vegetables in the total export volume was 0.5%. The leading positions were cucumbers – $ 324.1 thousand, tomatoes – $ 252.4 thousand and potatoes – $ 107.5 thousand.

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