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Georgian exports of fruits up 41%, vegetables down 11% in 2020

According to the National Statistics Office of Georgia, in 2020 the volume of exports of fruits and nuts, or group 8 according to NTN VED, equalled $171.76 million.

The share of fruits and nuts in Georgia’s total exports worth $3342.14 million was 5.1%. The top exported goods in the group were hazelnuts ($91.09 million), mandarins ($21.74 million), peaches, including nectarines ($21.45 million), persimmons ($5.68 million), apples ($5.10 million), blueberries, and other Vaccinium berries ($3.82 million), oranges ($2.62 million), bananas ($2.54 million), lemons ($1.96 million), plums ($1.80 million), figs ($1.29 million), and walnuts ($1.13 million). The top exported product among dried fruits was dried apples ($0.61 million).

Compared to the previous year, fruit exports increased by 41.0%.

In 2019, the value of exported fruits and nuts was $121.83 million. Their share in Georgian exports’ total volume for the same period ($3798.45 million) was 3.2%. The main exported goods were hazelnuts ($63.34 million), mandarines ($18.42 million), peaches, including nectarines ($12.48 million), bananas ($5.36 million), apples ($4.59 million), persimmons ($4.20 million), oranges ($1.51 million), pistachios ($1.45 million), and walnuts ($1.36 million).

The export value of dried apples was $0.46 million.

The export of vegetables (group 7 according to NTN VED) in 2020 amounted to $10.32 million. The share of vegetables in the total exports of Georgia for the same period was 0.3%. The most exported goods in the group were tomatoes ($2.13 million), potatoes ($1.07 million), eggplants ($0.90 million), mushrooms of the Agaricus family ($0.82 million), and cucumbers ($0.79 million).

The exports of vegetables in comparison with the previous year decreased by 10.6%.

In 2019, Georgia exported vegetables worth $11.54 million. The share of vegetables in the total exports’ volume was 0.30%. The top exports crops were tomatoes ($2.29 million), mushrooms of the Agaricus family ($1.12 million), cucumbers ($1.11 million), potatoes ($0.98 million), eggplants ($0.73 million), and garlic ($0.60 million).

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