China’s top 10 imported wines by country

With China’s middle class rising fast, the demand for imported wines is set to see rapid growth within the next few years. But what are the wines Chinese drinkers are looking to buy, and which countries are responsible for China’s main supplies of imported wines? Click through the slides to see China’s top 10 wine importing countries.

China, which is projected to become the world’s second most valuable wine market by 2020, has a huge appetite for imported wines that has expanded outside the comfort zones of France to lesser known Georgian and South African wines.

By 2020, the country is expected to consume 94 million cases, representing 72% of worldwide wine growth, according to a joint report by Vinexpo and IWSR. The share of domestic wines in the mainland market has gradually dwindled in the face of growing interest in imported wines, whose current market share is around 30%.

In the first half of the year, the country imported 254 million litres of bottled wines worth about US$1.146 billion, representing a 13.9% increase in volume and a 3.34% increase in value over the same period last year.

French wines still lead the pack but New World high performers, including Australia and Chile, with their unique advantage of a Free Trade Agreement with China, are quickly and steadily climbing up the ranking.

Click through the pages to see the top 10 sources for China’s imported wines by volume and value in the first half of 2017, as well as comparisons with 2016.

One Response to “China’s top 10 imported wines by country”

  1. Hi, Georgian wines are getting more and more popularity over the World. Georgia has recently enjoyed free trade agreement with China with imposed zero import wine tariffs. Georgia is after Argentina with import wine share in Chinese Market and it worth mentioning on the page 11. Thanks

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