Georgia has exported locally produced goods worth $1.96 billion in January-April, up by 23.6% YoY, the preliminary data from the National Statistics Office showed.
Geostat said local exports in the country had accounted for 50.3% of total exports in the reporting period, amounting to $986.8 million, down by 18.3%.
Georgia’s top trading partners were: Russia – $178.5 million, China – $147.9 million and Turkey – $122.2 million.
The largest domestic export goods of Georgia were copper ores and concentrates – $253.1 million (or 25.6% of total exports), ferroalloys – $84.4 million (8.6%) and wine from fresh grapes – $78.4 million (7.9%).
Economy Minister Levan Davitashvili stressed the importance of local production calling it the “main employer” in the country, adding “behind each increased percentage or number of exports are many people employed in Georgian enterprises.” (Agenda/Business World Magazine)