The National Statistics Office of the Republic of Georgia has published its annual publication for the agricultural sector - Agriculture of Georgia 2019. The publication shows that agriculture, forestry, and fishing comprised 7.2% of the nominal GDP in 2019, slightly lower than the 7.8% share in 2018, but in line with the general trend over the last five years (on average 7-8% of GDP).
In nominal terms, the output of agriculture increased by 4% in 2019 compared to 2018. In real terms agriculture, forestry, and fishing contributed 7.4% to the GDP in 2019, lower than its contribution of 7.9% in 2018. Regarding changes in the output of the sector, the real output declined by 4% in 2019 compared to 2018.
The production of vegetables increased by 13% overall, with the biggest changes in production observed in cabbages, tomatoes, and garlic. The production of cabbages, floral cabbages, and broccoli increased by 58%, while the production of tomatoes increased by 21%.
On the other hand, garlic production declined by 58%. Equally, fruit production (including grapes and citruses) declined by 2%. While total fruit production decreased, that of grapes increased by 13%. There was a significant decline in the production of pome (apples, pears) and stone fruits (plums, cherries, peaches) as well as citruses. However, nuts, subtropical fruits, and berries increased. Overall, plant production in 2019 did not change significantly compared to 2018.