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Thirst for champagne continues: export figures

Last year, Australia imported over 6.5 million bottles of Champagne, making Australia the sixth largest export market for Champagne in the world.

The UK was the largest market for Champagne, importing over five times as much as Australia, with 32,675,232 bottles, followed by the USA (19,152,709 bottles), Germany (12,605,297) and Japan (10,429,638).

To be exact, Australia imported 6,524,220 bottles of Champagne, an increase of 501,055 bottles on 2013.

2014 worldwide shipments recorded a rise of 1 percent by volume compared with 2013 (305 million bottles).

Annual turnover totalled 4.5 billion euros, which constitutes the second best performance in the Champagne region's history thanks to the dynamism of export markets.

2014 saw 337 million bottles of Champagne harvested, a yield of 11,548kg/hectare

Top 10 Champagne export markets:

  1. United Kingdom: 32,675,232
  2. USA: 19,152,709
  3. Germany: 12,605,297
  4. Japan: 10,429,638
  5. Belgium: 9,741,262
  6. Australia: 6,524,220
  7. Italy: 5,795,957
  8. Switzerland: 5,553,703
  9. Spain: 3,420,322
  10. Sweden: 2,608,825

 

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