Turkey has emerged as a leader in Georgia’s major exports partner with a 16.5 percent ratio in the period of January-May 2010.
Georgia’s trade turnover with Turkey made up 401.774 million USD in the reporting period, down 4 percent compared to the same period of 2009, says GeoStat, the National Statistics Office of Georgia.
The exports in Georgia’s trade turnover with Turkey equals 103.505 million USD, up 13.7 percent year on year, while the imports dropped to 298.269 USD from 303.513 million USD.
Exports of ferrous metals rank first in Georgia’s exports with Turkey. In the reporting period the product exports rose to 39.907 million USD from 22.729 million USD.
Exports of ferroalloys rank second with 21.636 million USD, up 26.4 percent year on year.
Nitric fertilizers rank third with 7.512 million USD, while the figure recorded 434 900 USD in the same period of 2009.
Exports of fresh and frozen fish rank forth with 3.619 million USD, while exports of women dress and accessories dropped 20 percent to 3.384 million USD.
At the same time, pharmaceutical goods rank first in Georgia’s imports from Turkey with 13.319 million USD, while the figure marked 10.03 million USD in the same period of 2009.
Imports of home appliances and hygienic goods rose to 12.097 million USD from 8.669 million USD.
Cement imports climbed up to 8.688 million USD from 5.512 million USD.
Imports of plastic tubes marked 7.368 million USD, while the figure recorded 3.167 million USD in January-May 2009.
Imports of laundry detergent totaled 6.021 million USD, while the figure made up 4.674 million USD in January-May 2009.