Georgian Wine Exports Increase in 2016
Georgian wine exports showed a 38% growth in 2016, with USD 114 million in sales – almost 50 million bottles – to 53 countries worldwide. Apart from traditional markets, the demand for Georgian wine grew in the European Union, the United States, and China.
Russia remains the single biggest buyer, importing 49% more than it did in 2015. It is followed by Ukraine, with 6 million bottles (a 70 % increase), and China, which has reported a full doubling of Georgian wine imports, totaling 5 million bottles. Kazakhstan, with 3 million bottles, and Poland, with 2 million bottles, follow.
The most popular Georgian wine varieties on international markets are Kindzmarauli, Mukuzani, Tsinandali, Akhasheni, and Khvanchkara.
by Nino Gugunishvili