Georgia exported more than half of its mineral and spring waters to Russia

Georgia exported more than half of its mineral and spring waters to Russia

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In 2023, 54% of all Georgian exports of mineral and spring waters went to the Russian market. This was reported by the government department “National Statistics Service” (Geostat). According to the department, last year Georgian manufacturers exported to:

  • Russian Federation – 112 tons of mineral and spring waters worth $62 million,
  • Kazakhstan – 33 tons ($25 million),
  • Ukraine – 18 tons ($14 million),
  • Lithuania – 11 tons ($8 million).

As Geostat notes, over the past two years, as a result of significant changes in market conditions, water exports from Georgia have decreased by 21%. In 2021, a record year in the country’s recent history, 260 tons of mineral and spring waters worth $142 million were exported, while in 2022 – 205 tons ($113 million). And last year as a whole – only a little more than 185 tons.

Among mineral waters, a significant majority of the export share falls on Borjomi and Nabeglavi.

Georgiy Dvali, Tbilisi

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