In the first quarter of 2021, egg imports to Georgia decreased by 95.1%, and the cost of imports amounted to 53.6 thousand dollars. Georgia bought poultry eggs in Turkey, the Czech Republic, France, and Hungary this year.
In 2019, eggs were the only self-sufficient product in Georgia, which means that egg production can fully meet the demand of the domestic market. According to the latest 2019 data of the National Statistics Office of Georgia, the egg self-sufficiency rate in the country is 96%.
In January-March of 2021, eggs worth $ 273.9 thousand were exported from Georgia to neighboring Azerbaijan, which is 69.3% more than in the first quarter of 2020. In 2020, Georgia sold a total of 1.5 million dollars worth of eggs in Azerbaijan alone, while in 2019, among the export markets together with Azerbaijan were the United Arab Emirates (188.1 thousand dollars), Saudi Arabia (104.2 thousand dollars), and Armenia (39.4 thousand dollars).