China’s top 10 wine importing countries in 2018

No. 1 France 

Import volume for imported wines: 173.83 million litres (-21.06%)

Import value for imported wines: US$1.058 billion (-3.08%)

France still remains China’s biggest imported wine source, but its lead over Australia is narrowing especially as its import volume and value are both declining though its market share stands at 39.7% ahead of Australia’s 27.1%.

French wines still remain Chinese drinkers’ number one go-to source but its image is risking “getting a bit tired”, as Alberto Fernandez from Torres China says.

The country’s overall sales of wine and spirits to China, its third biggest export market, in 2018 consequently dropped by 14.4% in value to €1 billion, according to the latest figures released by The Federation for Wine and Spirit Exporters (FEVS).

One Response to “China’s top 10 wine importing countries in 2018”

  1. Brian Raue says:

    The wine market in China remains strong with demand for quality wines on the increase even though a slight drop in volume from last year which is more of a correction from the huge growth over the past 5-10 years.
    Australian wines are well positioned for 2019 with the FTA now in force.

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