TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia’s foreign trade turnover in the first half of 2014 was 16 percent more than last year, according to preliminary data from the National Statistics Department, GeoStat.
According to the new report published on Wednesday, the amount of foreign trade turnover in January-June of 2014 was USD 5,448 million. USD 1,419 million of this was export, which is 15 percent more than last year. Import was USD 4,028 million; 16 percent more than in 2014.
The negative trade balance was USD 2,609 million, which is 48 percent of the total foreign trade turnover.
Foreign trade turnover in the first half of 2013 was USD 4,714 million. In 2012, it was USD 4,881 million, in 2011, USD 4,156 and in 2013, USD 3,049.
Precise data will be published on July 24.