TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia’s foreign trade turnover in the first nine months of 2014 was ten percent more than the year before, according to figures published Friday by the National Statistics Department, Geostat.
The total turnover was USD 8,376 million, out of which USD 2,153 million was export – 7 percent more than last year, while import was USD 6,223 – 12 percent more than last year, according to Geostat.
The negative trade balance in the first nine months of 2014 was USD 4,070, which is 49 percent of the whole foreign trade turnover.
The trade turnover with EU countries in this period was USD 2,187 million, which is eight percent more than last year. USD 458 million of this was export, while import was USD 1,729 million.
The turnover with countries in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) was USD 2,612 million, which is 0.4 percent more than last year. Export was USD 1,128 million, while import was USD 1,484 million.
Georgia’s top trade partners in these nine months were Turkey – 17,0 percent of the whole trade turnover, Azerbaijan – 10.5 percent, China – 7.3 percent, Russia – 7.0 percent and Ukraine – 5.8 percent. Armenia, Germany, US, Bulgaria and Japan are also on top of the list.