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Georgia has reduced exports and increased imports of nuts in Jan-Nov 2022

Hazelnuts and other nuts rank ninth in Georgia’s total exports with a share of 1.8%. However, their exports decreased in 2022.

According to the official data, Georgia received $89.8 million of income from the sale of nuts in the first 11 months of 2022, which is 15.6% less than in the same period in 2021.

According to Business Georgia, a total of 21 456 tonnes of nuts were exported during the period.

The main export market for hazelnuts and other nuts is the EU countries accounting for 72.2% of nut exports. The TOP-10 countries buying nuts from Georgia are:

  1. Italy – $25.2 million, 6 934 tonnes;
  2. Germany – $20.4 million, 4 147 tonnes;
  3. Armenia – $8 million, 2 065 tonnes;
  4. Spain – $4.7 million, 921 tonnes;
  5. Russia — $3.3 million, 824 tonnes;
  6. Lithuania – $3.2 million, 621 tonnes;
  7. France – $3.1 million, 580 tonnes;
  8. Poland – $2.7 million, 559 tonnes;
  9. Czech Republic – $2.5 million, 524 tonnes;
  10. Saudi Arabia – $2.1 million, 375 tonnes.

Georgia also imports nuts – the country purchased 3 995 tonnes of various nuts worth $12.1 million in January-November 2022, which is 3.4% more than in the same period last year.

Read also: Georgia: Horticulture highlights of 2022

It is noted that nuts were mainly imported from the United States. The TOP-5 countries where Georgia imports nuts are:

  1. USA – $3.8 million, 1 496 tonnes;
  2. Turkey – $2.1 million, 725 tonnes;
  3. Ukraine – $1.6 million, 507 tonnes;
  4. Kyrgyzstan – $811 000, 270 tonnes;
  5. Uzbekistan – $659 000, 227 tonnes.
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