Georgia’s global access helps companies remain globally competitive, and the state continues to be a leader in international trade. In 2016, total trade between Georgia and the world exceeded $121 billion, spanning 223 unique countries and territories. Total trade has grown 45% since 2008.
Georgia’s international presence in 11 strategic markets – Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Europe, Israel, Japan, Korea, Mexico and the United Kingdom and Ireland – plays an important role in global trade, with 78% of the state’s total trade and 67% of exports involving markets where Georgia has representation. Georgia remains the 7th largest importing state and 11th largest exporting state in the nation.
More than 14,500 businesses in Georgia are involved in exporting. In 2016, Georgia exports exceeded $35.5 billion, an increase of 52% in the past decade. Georgia’s export markets remain highly diversified, covering 214 countries and territories in 2016.