Export of fruits from Georgia increased by 14.3%, vegetables – decreased by 17.2%


Export of fruits from Georgia increased by 14.3%, vegetables – decreased by 17.2%

06/24/2020

The share of fruits and nuts in the total export of Georgia for the first 5 months is 2.4%, and vegetables – 0.5%

According to the data of the National Statistics Service of Georgia, the volume of exports of fruits, nuts and berries (group 8 according to the FEA CN) for January-May 2020 in dollar terms amounted to $ 29.66 million. The share of fruits and nuts in the total volume of Georgia’s exports for the same period ( $ 1236.60 million) equals 2.4%. The main positions in the group were occupied by hazelnuts – $ 17.37 million, tangerines – $ 3.83 million, oranges – $ 1.77 million, bananas – $ 1.69 million and apples – $ 1.20 million.

Compared to the same period last year, fruit exports grew by 14.3%.

In the first 5 months of 2019, the volume of exports of fruits, berries and nuts amounted to $ 25.95 million. Their share in the total volume of Georgian exports for the same period ($ 1,474.16 million) was 1.8%. The leading positions were hazelnuts – $ 12.43 million, apples – $ 4.15 million, bananas – $ 3.00 million, tangerines – $ 1.94 million and pistachios – $ 1.24 million.

The export of vegetables (group 7 according to the HS) for January-May 2020 amounted to $ 6.19 million. The share of vegetables in Georgia’s total exports for the same period is 0.5%. The main positions in the group were occupied by tomatoes – $ 1.04 million, mushrooms of the Agaricus family – $ 0.74 million, eggplant – $ 0.50 million and garlic – $ 0.33 million.

The volume of exports of vegetables in comparison with the indicator a year ago decreased by 17.2%.

In the first 5 months of 2019, vegetables worth $ 7.48 million were exported from Georgia. The share of vegetables in the total export volume was also 0.5%. Tomatoes – $ 1.34 million, potatoes – $ 0.70 million, cucumbers – $ 0.67 million, mushrooms of the Agaricus family – $ 0.67 million and eggplant – $ 0.34 million brought the largest revenue to Georgian exporters.

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