Georgia has imported record 2,000 tons of strawberries in the first five months of 2022. This is a bit more than two times higher than the second highest imports in the same period of 2021. High demand also translated into high prices for the local suppliers. In its way, high local demand may be partly attributed to the high number of tourists in the country.
Average wholesale price for Georgian strawberries stands at $2.73 per kilogram, $0.6 higher than the second highest price for this week, which was three years ago. Usually, the price offered to growers by the exporters is lower than what the local market offers, $2.00/kg.