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Thailand’s Top 5 Wine Importing Countries in July 2021

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Thailand has doubled its year-on-year importation of wines in July to 120 million baht (US$3.7 million).

The increased importation is still within the context of a recovering Thai economy amid the global Covid-19 pandemic. So far in 2021, the country imported a total of 914 million baht wines, 4% higher compared to January-July 2020. 

Data from Thai Customs showed that the uptick in importation was mostly lifted by the rise in the importation of Australian wines, rising by 371% to 40.8 million baht. 

Australian wine exporters are redirecting products from China to other markets to escape the impact of damaging tariffs of up to 215%.

France, which was Thailand’s top import source in June, fell to second place. The country bought 39.5 million baht worth of French wines in July, climbing by 236% over the same month last year.

Italian wines that entered the Thai ports jumped more than twice in value to 12.6 million baht over last year’s level, while Chilean wines have more than doubled to 9.8 million baht. 

Among the top 5 import sources, only imported wines from the US saw a decrease in the month, declining by 66% to 8.3 million baht. 

In terms of bottled wines, Thailand imported 124% more sparkling wines over last year. 

There were twice more imported bottled wines of 2 liters or less worth 106.4 million baht compared to the previous year, while there were 11,770 baht bottled wines of over 2 liters imported in the month, unlike the same period in the past year.

Thailand’s Top 5 Wine Import Sources in July 2021 vs July 2020

Rank Country Value in 2021 Value in 2020 % Change
1 Australia 40,819,329 baht 8,662,010 baht +371%
2 France 39,454,431 baht 11,759,459 baht +236%
3 Italy 12,633,262 baht 5,369,229 baht +135%
4 Chile 9,760,611 baht 3,632,960 baht +169%
5 US 8,306,087 baht 24,157,180 baht -66%
Total 119,976,896 baht 59,222,225 baht +103%
Source: Thailand Customs

Bottled Wine Categories in July 2021 vs July 2020

Wine Category Value in 2021 Value in 2020 % Change
Sparkling 9,929,972 baht 4,436,515 baht +124%
In containers holding 2L or less 106,386,126 baht 52,028,553 baht +104%
In containers holding more than 2L but not more than 10L 11,770 baht 0 baht
Source: Thailand Customs

Thailand’s Top 5 Wine Import Sources 2021 Year to Date

Rank Country Value in 2021 Value in 2020 % Change
1 Australia 341,729,381 baht 213,252,324 baht +60%
2 France 219,254,063 baht 287,030,980 baht -24%
3 Chile 105,075,520 baht 95,832,732 baht +10%
4 US 99,478,147 baht 107,618,252 baht -8%
5 Italy 80,224,229 baht 80,871,192 baht -1%
Total 914,488,526 baht 883,451,538 baht +4%
Source: Thailand Customs

Bottled Wine Categories Year to Date

Wine Category Value in 2021 Value in 2020 % Change
Sparkling 54,691,958 baht 111,721,798 baht -51%
In containers holding 2L or less 813,339,916 baht 708,107,706 baht +15%
In containers holding more than 2L but not more than 10L 965,943 baht 2,433,246 baht -60%
Source: Thailand Customs

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