Which Country Exports the Most Wine and Grape Must in the World?

Wines May 28, 2018
Blog Blog  /  Beverages  /  Wines
Author: Sergey Avramenko
Head of Global Markets Research Team

In 2016, approx. 11M tonnes of wine were exported worldwide; remaining constant against the previous year figure. The total export volume increased at an average annual rate of +2.3% over the period from 2007 to 2016; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with only minor fluctuations over the period under review. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2010, when exports increased by 15% against the previous year level. Over the period under review, global wine exports attained its maximum volume of 11M tonnes in 2015, leveling off in the following year.

In value terms, wine exports amounted to $32B in 2016. The total export value increased at an average annual rate of +1.8% over the period from 2007 to 2016; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with only minor fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. Over the period under review, global wine exports attained its maximum level of $35B in 2013; however, from 2014 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

Top Wine Exporting Countries in the World

1. France (9.1 billion USD)

2. Italy (6.2 billion USD)

3. Spain (3.0 billion USD)

4. Chile (1.9 billion USD)

5. Australia (1.7 billion USD)

6. USA (1.6 billion USD)

7. New Zealand (1.1 billion USD)

8. Germany (1.0 billion USD)

9. Argentina (0.8 billion USD)

10. Portugal (0.8 billion USD)

11. South Africa (0.7 billion USD)

Wine Exports By Country

In 2016, Spain (2.3M tonnes), Italy (2.1M tonnes), France (1.4M tonnes), Australia (1M tonnes), and Chile (911K tonnes) were the key exporters of wine in the world, achieving 71% of total export. It was distantly followed by South Africa (497K tonnes), making up 5% share of total wine exports. The U.S. (379K tonnes), Germany (363K tonnes), New Zealand (343K tonnes), Portugal (278K tonnes), and Argentina (259K tonnes) followed a long way behind this figure.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of wine exports, among the main exporting countries, was attained by Chile (+125.2% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest wine markets worldwide were France ($9.1B), Italy ($6.2B) and Spain ($3B), with a combined 56% share of global exports.Chile, Australia, the U.S., New Zealand, Germany, Argentina, Portugal and South Africa lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 30%.

New Zealand (+8.0% per year) had the highest growth rate of wine exports, in terms of the main exporting countries, over the last 9 years, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Wine Export Prices By Country

In 2016, the average export price for wine amounted to $2,954 per tonne, rising by 3% against the previous year. In general, wine export price continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2013, when export price increased by 7% y-o-y. In that year, average wine export price attained its maximum level of $3,254 per tonne. From 2014 to 2016, growth of average wine export price failed to regain its strength.

Export prices varied noticeably by country of destination. the country with the highest export prices was France ($6,332 per tonne), while Spain ($1,295 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of wine export prices was attained by Argentina (+9.8% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

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All data provided in this article covers the following product: HS Code 2204 - Wine of fresh grapes, including fortified wines; grape must other than that of heading no. 2009.

Source: World: Wine And Grape Must - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025