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.

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Export Highlights

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.

2017 Georgia Export Countries

 

Total Trade Highlights

In 2017, total trade between Georgia and the world reached 225 unique countries and territories, exceeding a record breaking $128.6 billion. In the past 10 years, this trade has grown by 53%. Georgia now ranks 8th in the U.S. for total trade.

2017 Georgia Total Trade Countries

 

Import Highlights

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.

2017 Georgia Import Countries