One of the primary product in the country almost 64% Imported. We are talking about the onion, the place of production is reduced, Imports increased significantly. In particular, National Statistics Service's "biznespresniusis for" According to information provided, If 2017 in the volume of imported onion 17 821, 5 tons, 2018 in 27 366, 1 tons. Local production of the 2017 in only 9,1 thousand tons. 2018 On the revised data from Statistics Office will publish later, However, experts estimate that, This ratio is very likely, In neither case would be altered. as for 2019 January, in country 3 230,6 Has tons of onions.
National Statistics Office, 2017 Onion in Georgia imported from Azerbaijan – 2 451, 6 Tons, Turkey – 15 357 Tons, Iran – 1, 7 Tons, Netherlands – 11, 2 Tons.
According to the same category, 2018 Onion in the country importing countries increased. In particular, The product came from Azerbaijan – 16 888, 6 Tons, Turkey – 8 494, 7 Tons, Russia – 1 153, 8 Tons, Uzbekistan – 314, 5 Tons, Ukraine – 209, 8 Tons, Kazakhstan – 153, 6 Tons, Iran – 113, 5 Tons, Netherlands – 12, Tons.
as for 20019 January's figure, Onion in Georgia imported from Azerbaijan – 309,9 Tons, Russia – 43, 7 Tons, Uzbekistan – 996, 3 Tons, Kazakhstan- 1 753, 3 Tons, Netherlands – 0,9 Tons, while other countries – 46, 5 Tons.
As for the volume of the local onion, Sakstat, 2017 in 9,1 thousand tons of onions were produced, As compared to previous year, Almost, 51%-less than. 2016 In domestic product volume 18,5 thousand tons. (2018 the data is not published)
Does the country's potential, increase the self-sufficiency rate, expert in the field of agriculture, said Paata Koghuashvili, that has, and more, Georgia biopotentsiali, about 10-12 million people the possibility of feeding.
According to, 1992 the population of the country was not only to provide a full range of onions, but also other products. However, in subsequent years, local production capacity is gradually reduced.
"When we talk about this particular product, Notably, the Georgian Onion varieties are very fragrant, and taste properties of high capacity, The, Do not burn your eyes and so on. We have had no problems in this regard self-sufficiency, fully meet the rising demand. more, Korean origin and citizens of other countries to come here, to seasonal employment.
local production and reduce imports increase is related to the lack of sectoral strategies. No specific tactics, No one counts – What is our annual demand, have the potential, What we can and so on. Therefore, In accordance with the requirements, what we have, spontaneously enters imported onions.
Local production began to decline 1992 After a year, But a few years, the figure is 70-80% of the least varied ",- Paata Koghuashvili.