External Merchandise Trade of Georgia in January-June 2016

Published in Politics
Thursday, 14 July 2016 16:49

External Merchandise Trade (excluding non-organized trade) of Georgia amounted to USD 5705 million in January-June 2016 (preliminary data), grew by 20 percent from the same period of the previous year. The value of export decreased by 12 percent reaching USD 948 million, while the import grew by 30 percent and amounted to USD 4757 million with respect to January-June of the previous year. The trade deficit equaled USD 3809 million and its share in trade turnover constituted 67 percent.
Sources: LEPL Revenue Service of Ministry of Finance of Georgia; LEPL Service Agency of Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia; Georgian State Electric System, LTD; Georgian Gas Transportation Company, LTD. Notice: The discrepancy between the totals and the sum in some cases can be explained by using rounded data.

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