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Georgia expects annual wine exports to reach $1 bln

Christian Fernsby |
The development of the wine industry will allow Georgia to receive $1 bln annually from exports of its products by 2031, Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Garibashvili said on Friday.

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The Prime Minister said that according to the plan the government will achieve a target of $1 bln in terms of revenue from wine exports, the government press service noted. The head of government discussed the current situation in the industry with winemakers, planned and already implemented projects for the development of the sector.

At a meeting with winemakers, Garibashvili recalled that after 2012 the grape harvest increased from 52,000-300,000 tonnes, and new vineyards were planted on an area of 6,400 hectares.

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