Spain remains world’s largest wine exporter

10th April, 2018 by Lucy Shaw

Spain has retained its reign at the top of the wine pyramid for global exports ahead of Italy and France having exported 22.8 million hectolitres of wine last year.

Harvest in Jerez

As reported by Euronews, in volume terms, the country remains significantly ahead of its nearest export rival – Italy ­– which exported 21 million hectolitres of wine last year.

France lagged behind in third place with 15 million hectolitres exported, however it leads the way in value terms, with export sales worth €9 billion last year.

Italy came second to France last year for value exports, with value sales of €6 billion, while Spain lagged behind in third place with just €2.8 billion in value sales.

Spain’s average price per litre of wine….

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