In January 2023 the external merchandise trade (excluding non-declared trade) of Georgia amounted to USD 1 461.8 million, 29.1 percent higher to the same period of 2022. The exports equaled USD 459.0 million (38.5 percent higher), while the imports stood at USD 1 002.8 million (25.2 percent higher). The negative trade balance was USD 543.9 million in January 2023 and its share in external trade turnover constituted 37.2 percent.
In January 2023 the share of the top ten trading partners by exports in the total exports of Georgia amounted to 83.6 percent. The top partners were Russia (USD 87.8 million), Armenia (USD 69.8 million) and Azerbaijan (USD 51.9 million).
In January 2023 the share of the top ten trading partners by imports in the total imports of Georgia amounted to 68.8 percent. The top partners were Russia (USD 175.8 million), Turkey (USD 164.7 million) and Azerbaijan (USD 68.5 million).
In January 2023 the share of the top ten trading partners in the total external trade turnover of Georgia amounted to 68.4 percent. The top trading partners were Russia (USD 263.6 million), Turkey (USD 196.1 million) and Azerbaijan (USD 120.4 million).
In January 2023 motor cars reclaimed the first place in the list of top export items, equaling USD 104.3 million with 22.7 percent of total exports. The exports of copper ores and concentrates totaled USD 68.1 million and their share in the total exports amounted to 14.8 percent. The exports ferro-alloys occupied the third place standing at USD 50.8 million and constituting 11.1 percent of the total exports.
The top import commodities in January 2023 were petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons, whose imports equaled USD 92.1 million (9.2 percent of the total imports). The motor cars followed in the list with USD 86.4 million (8.6 percent of imports). The petroleum and petroleum oils were third in the top import commodity list with USD 82.3 million (8.2 percent of imports).