Georgia imports 106,800 tons of oil products from Azerbaijan
In January-August 2018, Georgia imported 106,800 tons of gasoline and diesel from Azerbaijan, which is 14.6 percent of the Georgian oil imports. In total, within this time period Georgia imported 733,200 tons of gasoline and diesel fuel. This is 56,100 more than in the same period of 2017. Georgia’s Union of Petroleum Products Importers says that 362,600 tons of imported fuel is gasoline and 370,600 tons of diesel fuel. During the reporting period, Georgia imported 191,400 tons of Russian oil, 187,000 tons from Romania, 122,900 tons from Turkmenistan, 80,300 tons from Bulgaria and 44,600 tons from Greece. Georgia mostly imported from Azerbaijan oil and oil products, electricity, cement and gypsum, anhydrite and gypsum binders. Diplomatic ties between Azerbaijan and Georgia were established in 1992. The two countries broadly cooperate in regional energy development, transportation and economic partnership projects such as Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline (BTC), Kars-Tbilisi-Baku railway (BTK), the TRACECA, and the BSEC. Georgian exports to Azerbaijan include cement, locomotives and other railway vehicles, mineral and chemical fertilizers, mineral waters, strong drinks, glass and glass wares, and pharmaceuticals, among other things. Azerbaijani mainly exports to Georgia oil and petroleum products, natural gas, plastic.