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Georgia’s Top 10 Imported Products in 2017

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Georgia’s foreign trade amounted to 10.7 billion USD in 2017, according to the National Statistics Office of Georgia (Geostat), which is 13% more compared to 2016. 7.9 billion USD was from import (up 9.4% y/y) and 2.7 billion USD from export (up 29% y/y). Oil products top the list.

Georgia’s Top Imports, January-December 2017:

1. Oil (gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, and others) - 696 million USD, 12% increase y/y, 8.7% of total imports

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2. Automobiles - 474 million USD (including 234 million USD re-exports), 0.6% decrease y/y, 6.% of total imports

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3. Natural Gas - 350 million USD, 11% increase y/y, 4.4% of total imports

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4. Medicaments - 346 million USD, 0.6% increase y/y, 4.3% of total imports

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5. Copper Ores - 338 million USD, 36% increase y/y, 4.2% of total imports

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6. Mobile phones (including smartphones) - 204 million USD, 6% increase y/y, 2.6% of total imports

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7. Cigarettes - 102 million USD, 0.2% increase y/y, 1.3% of total imports

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8. Wheat - 98 million USD, 13% increase y/y, 1.2% of total imports

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9. Computers - 96 million USD, 55% increases y/y, 1.2% of total imports

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10. Trucks - 72 million USD, 2% decrease y/y, 0.9% of total imports

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Exports also rose in 2017, however the overall indicator is still lower compared to the years 2013 and 2014. Georgian exports hit a record high in 2013 with 2.9 billion USD in exports.

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