Georgia: over 8 million international travelers welcomed in 2018

Georgia has set a new record, hosting over 8 million international travelers this year, the Georgian National Tourism Administration (GNTA) announces. More specifically, Georgia hosted 8,105,829 international travelers in January-November, showing an increase of 10.6% YoY. Of these travelers, 4,486,595 were tourists, up by 17.2%. The majority of foreign travelers were from Russia -1,341,127 (+23.8%),…

Georgia: trade with EU up in January-October 2018

Georgia is increasing its role as an important trade partner for the European Union (EU), the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and other countries. In January-October trade turnover with EU countries increased by 18.6% (amounting to $2.76 billion) and with CIS countries by 27.4% YoY, to $3.51 billion, says the National Statistics Office of Georgia…

Georgia: Washington hosts wine events

Washington is hosting the “First vino Forum of America” on November 11-13. The three-day event includes a “Saperavi Festival” and Georgian wine tasting events. The forum will end with a scientific conference, which will be dedicated to Georgian wine culture and history. The United States is one of the growing export markets for Georgian wine.…

Georgia: Japan hosts wine tasting in Matsuyama

A Georgian wine tasting was held in Matsuyama, Japan. The tasting was attended by numerous wine importers, masters, representatives of the media, restaurants and hotels chains. During the event master of wine Kenichi Ohashi offered guests Georgian wine while introducing them to its history and culture, as well as to certain aspects of the modern…

Georgia: Badagoni wine among world’s top 100

A red dry wine “Alaverdi Tradition” produced by the Georgian wine company Badagoni is among the top 100 wines of the world, announces Badagoni. “Alaverdi Tradition” was named one of the world’s best wines by the jury of the prestigious Sydney International Wine Competition in Australia. In the competition, wines from the most prominent winemaking…

Georgia: economy up in January-August 2018

Georgia’s economy grew by 4.8% YoY in the first eight months of 2018, announced the National Statistics Office of Georgia (Geostat). The estimated real gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate in August was 2%, Geostat said. Last month the estimated real growth, compared to the same period of the previous year, was posted in the…

Georgia: 2018 grape harvest kicks off

The 2018 grape harvest is in full swing in Georgia’s wine region of Kakheti. This will be the first grape harvest in the last 10 years that has not been subsidized by the state. Diversified markets, increased wine exports and the number of enterprises on the market gives firm reasons to believe that the grape…

Georgia: TBC Bank profits up in H1 2018

Georgian company TBC Bank has enjoyed a considerable year-on-year jump in its pretax profit in the 2 quarters of 2018. During the first half of the year TBC’s profit amounted to GEL 239.5 million ($92.8 million). Compared to the first half of last year, TBC Bank reports a GEL 48.1 million ($18.6) increase. Over the…

Georgia: trade with EU up in January-July 2018

Georgia is increasing its role as an important trade partner for the European Union (EU), the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and other countries. In January-July trade turnover with EU countries increased by 25.6% YoY, to $1.95 billion, and with CIS countries by 33.5%, to $2.38 billion, says the National Statistics Office of Georgia (Geostat).…

Georgia: win-win trade with Iran enjoyed

Georgian Ambassador to Tehran Ioseb Chakhvashvili said Tbilisi was willing to increase its economic cooperation with Iran and looked forward to win-win trade with the Islamic Republic. “Given the existing potential between the two countries, we are seeking win-win cooperation with Iran,” Chakhvashvili said during a meeting in Tehran. He added that Iranian investors could…

Georgia: annual inflation rate up in July 2018

Georgia’s monthly inflation rate amounted to -0.3% in July, while annual inflation from July 2017 to July 2018 amounted to 2.8%, reports the National Statistics Office of Georgia (Geostat). Last month prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages decreased by 1.1%. Prices decreased for: fruit and grapes (-12.6%) and vegetables (-10.7%). In the meantime, the prices…

Georgia: wine exports up in H1 2018

Georgia exported 38.2 million bottles of wine to 48 countries in the first six months of 2018, announces the Georgian National Wine Agency. In January-June Georgia generated about $90.3 million from the sale of wine abroad. Revenue increased by 28% YoY, while the volume of exports increased by 21%, said the Georgian National Wine Agency.…

Georgia: wine tasting held in Scotland and UK

A Georgian wine tasting “Georgian Wine Roadshow” event was held in Glasgow, Scotland and Manchester, England on June 18-19, the Embassy of Georgia to the United Kingdom announced. The wine tasting events, where 30 different varieties of Georgian wine were presented, were organized by Georgian Wine UK. The guests also had the opportunity to taste…