In the first nine months of this year, 2,929.8 tons of fresh or frozen potatoes were sold from Georgia under the 0701 trademark. Most of the potato exports went to Russia and Azerbaijan.
This year, Georgia sold 1,663.6 tons of potatoes worth 669.1 thousand dollars to Russia. Compared to last year, the data has increased significantly. Last year, Georgia exported 57.3 tons of potatoes worth 23.5 thousand dollars to Russia.
As for the second-largest market for potato exports to Georgia, 1,122.8 tons of potatoes worth $ 195.8 thousand were exported from Georgia to Azerbaijan this year. Compared to last year, the data has significantly reduced. In 2019, Georgia earned $ 573.9 thousand from 3,212.3 tons of fresh or frozen potatoes sold in Azerbaijan.
Last year, Georgia sold 320.0 tons of potatoes in Turkmenistan, 227.1 tons in Ukraine, and 39.7 tons in Iraq. Potato exports to these three countries are no longer recorded this year. In 2019, the value of potatoes exported to these three countries was 349.0 thousand dollars.
The annual export of potatoes to Belarus has increased from 19.4 tons to 81.4 tons, while the income from the export of potatoes has increased from 4.8 thousand to 12.3 thousand dollars in one year.
Potato exports from Georgia to Armenia have also noticeably increased. If last year Georgia sold less than a ton of potatoes to this country, this year, the figure increased to 21.1 tons, and in monetary terms, the export of potatoes from Georgia to Armenia has increased from 0.1 thousand to 3.4 thousand dollars.