Top 10 Bordeaux export markets in 2016

Non-EU countries helped drive Bordeaux wines in 2016, making up 65% of exports according to the Bordeaux Wine Council.

According to the Conseil Interprofessionnel du Vin de Bordeaux (CIVB), despite a decline in exports to other European countries, global exports of Bordeaux wines remained stable last year with 2 million hectoliters exported (the equivalent of 270m bottles), worth over €1.7bn (a slight decrease of -3% versus 2015).

The region remained well in the lead of overall exports of French AOC still wines in 2016, representing 39% of the total volume and 46% of the total value. For all French wine exports (including Vins de Pays and Vin de France etc), Bordeaux represented just 17% of exports by volume but a still substantial 36% by value.

Breaking down the exports between EU and non-EU countries; the EU accounted for 35% of exports, totalling 95 million bottles (-10%) worth €462m (-16%), while non-EU markets accounted for the lion’s share, 65% of exports amounting to 176m bottles (+6%) and €1.3bn (+3%).

New record levels were reached or indeed re-reached in several overseas markets in 2016, China for example returned to highest level since 2012 and the US returned to levels not seen in 30 years.

Click through to see a list of the 10 biggest export markets in 2016.

*Throughout, when referring to Bordeaux’s share of French AOC wine exports by volume and value this refers exclusively to still wines, sparkling is not included.

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