December 2023 | Agri Review
29 December 2023

Citrus production in Georgia is currently experiencing a declining trend, despite the implementation of a tangerine state subsidy program. Under the program, farmers receive 30 instead of 15 tetri for 1 kg of non-standard (low-quality) tangerines.

While production is decreasing, exports have exhibited a generally increasing but volatile trend. CIS countries import over 99% of Georgian tangerines, with the EU accounting for less than 1%.

It is noteworthy that the Russian share in exports to CIS countries averages 58%, indicating a high dependence of the sector on CIS countries, particularly the Russian market.