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Thirst for champagne continues: export figures

Last year, Australia imported more than six million bottles of champagne, a rise of 1.4 percent, which makes Australia the sixth largest export market in the world.

To be exact, Australia imported 6,023,165 bottles in 2013, behind Belgium – the fifth largest export market – which imported 9,525,304 (a rise of 14.15 percent) bottles.

The Comite Champagne figures show that 304 million bottles were shipped in 2013, a decrease in volume of 1.5 percent compared to 2012, however this is seen as a satisfactory result considering the difficult economic environment in Champagne’s main European markets.

Shipments to France fell by 2.3 percent and 3.4 percent to the European Union, but continued to increase (by 3.2 percent) to the rest of the world.

Champagne: top 10 export markets

  1. UK
  2. USA
  3. Germany
  4. Japan
  5. Belgium
  6. Australia
  7. Italy
  8. Switzerland
  9. Spain
  10. Sweden

The Comite Champagne is the trade association that represents the interests of independent Champagne producers (vignerons) and Champagne Houses.

 

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