Georgia exported 19.8 million 0.75-liter bottles of grape wine in January-June, up by 44.5% YoY, the National Wine Agency of the Ministry of Agriculture said.
Revenue from wine exports to 40 countries grew by 18% to $46.6 million.
According to the agency, the biggest importer was Russia with 10.198 million bottles, up by 56% YoY, accounting for 51.5% of Georgian wine exports.
The top five importers also include Ukraine with 2.28 million bottles, China (1.88 million), Kazakhstan (1.76 million) and Poland (1.07 million).
Georgia exported 3.71 million 0.5-liter bottles of brandy to 13 countries, up by 47.1% YoY. Revenue from brandy exports was up by 20% at $8.6 million.
Georgia also exported Georgian vodka, known as chacha, cognac spirit, and wine-making materials for a total of $78.8 million.
In 2015, Georgia exported 36.071 million bottles of wine, down by 38.9% compared with 2014. Supplies to Russia last year dropped by 52.4%, to 18.308 million bottles, or 50.8% of all exports. (Interfax.com.ua/Business World Magazine)