Main exports go to Ukraine and Russia

Georgia: Revenue from feijoa exports up 37%

Georgia has increased exports of fresh feijoa in 2020. Revenues from feijoa exports broke the old record, increasing by 37% and reaching $350,000. In physical terms, the growth was less significant -equal to only 12%- but this also allowed updating the Georgian record for the export of fresh feijoa for the year, which now stands at 449 tons.

With approximately 60% of the total supply, Ukraine remained the main sales market for Georgian feijoa and the volume of exports to Ukraine increased by 14% over the year.

Exports of feijoa grew most significantly to Russia, which barely purchased this exotic fruit from Georgia before. In 2020, Russia took second place among the sales markets for Georgian feijoa having purchased 109 tons. Thus, the volume of feijoa from Georgia to the Russian market increased almost 9 times per year. However, exports of Georgian feijoa to Armenia decreased by 45% in 2020 due to the increased competition for this product.

Previously, EastFruit outlined the prospects for growing feijoa in Georgia from a global context and the technological aspects of this business.

 

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