A record tonnage of tomatoes was imported into Georgia in December 2021. The volume of imports in the last month of 2021 amounted to 2,170 tonnes. The prices for imported tomatoes remained low, which was a key factor in the market.
In total, Georgia imported 19 400 tonnes of tomatoes in 2021 – the third largest volume ever. This was facilitated by lower import prices in dollars – the trend towards cheaper imported tomatoes continued in 2021. In addition to the decline in prices, a poor harvest in the open field contributed to the growth of imports in 2021.