Georgia’s external trade turnover amounted to $6.2 billion in January-June, up by 20.7% YoY.
The value of exports increased by 25.2% and totaled $1.88 billion, while imports increased by 18.9%, to $4.32 billion.
The trade deficit of Georgia in January-June amounted to $2.44 million, or 39.3% of total trade turnover.
In the reporting period Georgia’s top trading partners by exports were China ($289.9 million), Russia ($263.7 million) and Azerbaijan ($244.4 million), while top trading partners by imports were Turkey ($779.6 million), Russia ($466.1 million) and China ($362.8 million).
The top trading partners in the total external trade of Georgia were Turkey ($944.1million), Russia ($729.8 million) and China ($652.6 million).
The top three export items were copper ores and concentrates – $391 million, or 20.7% of total exports, motorcars ($205.4 million, 10.9%) and ferroalloys ($186.3 million, 9.9%).
The top import commodities were motorcars ($371.4 million, 8.6% of total imports), copper ores and concentrates ($335.5 million, 7.8%) and petroleum and petroleum oils ($327.2 million, 7.6%). (Agenda/Business World Magazine)