Georgian Wine Exports to the U.S. Continue to Climb During Lockdown
July 24, 2020News Release
Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, export volumes for the first 6 months of 2020 exceed those from the same 6-month period of 2019.
Wine exports from the country of Georgia to the United States in the first six months of 2020 exceeded export levels in the same six-month period of 2019. This is despite lockdowns and economic downturns in both countries resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Exports to the U.S. for January through June 2020 showed an increase of 5% in volume, according to the National Wine Agency of Georgia.
These positive results follow five straight years of year-over-year double-digit growth (30%+ on average) in Georgia’s annual wine exports to the U.S. In 2019, Georgian wine exports to the U.S. rose 46% over the previous year, making the U.S. Georgia’s largest Western wine market. Wines from 130 independent Georgian producers are now available in the U.S. market.