China’s top 10 wine importing countries in 2018

No. 6 The US 

Import volume for bottled wines: 12.8 million litres (+10.62%)

Import value for bottled wines: US$75.5 million (-5.22%)

Unsurprisingly, American wine imports to China suffered a drop in value in 2018, as a result of the tit-for-tat China-US trade war after China raised import tariffs on American wines to 39% compared with the more regular 14% in retaliation to similar moves by the Trump administration.

Import value declined by 5.22% to US$75.5 million compared with 2017, while its import volume grew to 12.8 million litres, up by 10.62% year-on-year, suggesting a drop in average import price.

Indeed, the average import price per litre dipped by 14% to US$5.01. Its market share in China still remains less than 3% at 2.8%.

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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