TBILISI, May 27. /ITAR-TASS/. Georgian-Russian trade increased 50.5% in January-April year-on-year, Georgia’s Statistical Service reported.
It said two-way trade was worth $251.2 million in the first four months of 2014 versus $167.2 million in the same period last year.
Russia is Georgia’s third largest trade partner after Turkey and Azerbaijan. China is Georgia’s fourth largest trade partner.
Russia accounted for 7.3% of Georgia’s foreign trade in January through April. It exported to Russia $87.2 million worth of goods (versus $21.1 million a year before), and imported $163.5 million of products (compared to $146.1 million dollars in 2013).
Georgia mainly exported to Russia natural wines ($40 million), mineral water ($22.5 million dollars), and alcoholic beverages ($6.1 million).
Georgia’s imports from Russia mostly comprised natural gas, oil petroleum products, electricity as well as grain.