Georgia: external trade up in January-October 2019

Georgia’s external trade turnover amounted to $10.37 billion in January-October, up by 0.5% YoY, according to preliminary data from the National Statistics Office of Georgia (Geostat). The value of exports increased by 10.4% and reached $3.04 billion, while imports decreased by 3.1%, amounting to $7.33 billion. The trade deficit of Georgia in January-October amounted to…

Georgia: air passenger traffic up in January-October 2019

Georgian airports serviced 4,555,673 passengers in January-October, up by 4% YoY, United Airports of Georgia announced. In October Tbilisi International Airport serviced 284,442 passengers (-15%), Kutaisi International Airport – 89,232 passengers (+44%), Batumi International Airport – 47,536 passengers (+13%), Queen Tamar Airport in Mestia, Svaneti region – 852 passengers (+5%) and Ambrolauri Airport in Racha…

Georgia: wine tasting held in Japan

Wines tasting was held in the Japanese city of Kagoshima Bay, the National Wine Agency of Georgia reported. The event was organized by the Georgian marketing company Red Bridge, contractor of the national wine agency. It was attended by Japanese Master of Wine Kenichi Ohashi and leading Japanese wine taster Motohiro Okoshi. According to the…

Georgia: economy up in September 2019

The Georgian gross domestic product (GDP) increased by 5.2% in September compared to the same period of last year, showed the latest data from the National Statistics Office of Georgia (Geostat). Geostat reported that real GDP grew in January-September 2019 by 5% YoY. In September the estimated real growth compared to the same period of…