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Japan’s Top 10 Wine Importing Countries in July 2021

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Japan has bought 15.8 billion yen (US$140 million) worth of imported wines in July, mainly coming from its top 10 import sources. 

Data culled from the Customs and Tariff Bureau of Japan’s Finance Ministry showed that the country’s wine importation rose by 85% over the record seen in last year’s July. 

Importation was lifted mainly by the raised imports from France at 9.3 billion yen, representing an 85% jump over the same month last year. 

Japan also boosted its importation of American and Italian wines, which both came in second and third among top imports. 

The month also saw a significant increase in imported wines from Portugal, rising by 87% to 119 million yen. 

Among top imports, there were lesser purchases of wines from Chile, New Zealand and South Africa compared to the July 2020 level. 

By category, the value of sparkling and fortified wines that entered Japan jumped more than twice in July, while there is also a 35% uptick in the importation of bottled wines of over 2 liters.

In the seven months ended July, Japan’s wine importation has turned positive, climbing by 5% to 99 billion yen. Only wine imports from the US, New Zealand and Argentina have yet to surpass last year’s level. 

Japan’s Top 10 Wine Imports in July 2021 vs July 2020

Rank Country Value in 2021 Value in 2020 % Change
1 France 9,263,637,000 yen 4,998,299,000 yen +85%
2 US 1,185,234,000 yen 70,9146,000 yen +67%
3 Italy 1,750,899,000 yen 1,431,777,000 yen +22%
4 Chile 1,402,702,000 yen 1,913,047,000 yen -27%
5 Spain 1,077,989,000 yen 1,019,672,000 yen +6%
6 Australia 441,231,000 yen 303,266,000 yen +45%
7 Germany 211,556,000 yen 149,859,000 yen +41%
8 Portugal 118,926,000 yen 63,432,000 yen +87%
9 New Zealand 74,328,000 yen 104,346,000 yen -29%
10 South Africa 71,602,000 yen 87,979,000 yen -19%
Total 15,841,577,000 yen 10,955,019,000 yen +45%
Source: Japan Customs

Bottled Wine Categories in July 2021 vs July 2020

Wine Category Value in 2021 Value in 2020 % Change
Sparkling 5,947,855,000 yen 2,392,948,000 yen +149%
Fortified 66,515,000 yen 22,978,000 yen +189%
Over 2L but less than 10L 296,096,000 yen 220,143,000 yen +35%
Source: Japan Customs

Japan’s Top 10 Wine Imports Year-to-Date

Rank Country Value in 2021 Value in 2020 % Change
1 France 55,304,224,000 yen 48,838,972,000 yen +13%
2 Italy 12,606,983,000 yen 11,820,261,000 yen +7%
3 Chile 9,306,117,000 yen 12,563,911,000 yen +26%
4 US 7,503,543,000 yen 7,802,626,000 yen -4%
5 Spain 7,296,593,000 yen 6,455,066,000 yen +13%
6 Australia 2,621,508,000 yen 2,365,559,000 yen +11%
7 Germany 1,087,706,000 889,324,000 yen +22%
8 South Africa 594,122,000 yen 566,370,000 yen +5%
9 New Zealand 574,118,000 yen 727,897,000 yen -21%
10 Argentina 548,908,000 yen 708,749,000 yen -23%
Total 99,042,042,000 yen 94,213,284,000 yen +5%
Source: Japan Customs

Bottled Wine Categories Year-to-Date

Wine Category Value in 2021 Value in 2020 % Change
Sparkling 34,608,203,000 yen 31,633,234,000 yen +9%
Fortified 262,340,000 yen 356,258,000 yen -26%
Over 2L but less than 10L 1,451,922,000 yen 1,303,427,000 yen +11%
Source: Japan Customs

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