Annual Trade Report
Georgia publishes an annual global trade report including top export and import markets, industries and products. Numbers in this report are based on annual federal census data.
Georgia maintains international presence in 12 strategic global markets – Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Europe, Israel, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Peru and the United Kingdom and Ireland. With more than 14,500 exporters in the state, this worldwide representation helps keep Georgia globally competitive by offering companies unparalleled access to global insights and connections. Georgia is the 12th largest exporting state in the nation, with 67% of exports and 78% of total trade involving markets where the state has representation.
Georgia exports increased by 4% exceeding $37.2 billion and reaching 215 countries and territories worldwide. Canada, Mexico and China remained Georgia’s top export markets, and all showed positive growth in 2017. Georgia has international representation in 8 of the top 10 export markets and the dollar value of exports to all countries covered by Georgia’s international representatives totaled $25 billion.
Georgia maintained its rank as 7th in the nation based on dollar value of imports for the 4thconsecutive year. The value of imports exceeded $91.4 billion, and notably, imports from 17 different countries exceeded more than $1 billion. Georgia’s top 5 import markets in 2017 were China, Germany, Mexico, Korea and Japan.