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China’s Top 10 Wine Exporters in September 2021

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China saw fewer overseas wines that entered through its ports in September compared to a year ago. 

In the month, the country imported US$138 million worth of wines, a 13% decline from the same month last year, data from China’s Customs showed.

The decrease might be attributed to the waning supply of imported wines from Australia, which was last year’s biggest exporter to China. In September, Australian wines were out of the country’s top 10 exporters list.

However, France, Chile, and Italy increased their shipments to China, remaining as its top three wine exporters in the month. Spain also sent more wines to the country, rising 21% year on year.

Imported wines from South Africa doubled in value in September to US$3.3 million. 

Argentinian and American wines also went up 23% and 83% in import value respectively over last year.

There was an 11% contraction in the import value of wines from Germany, down to US$2.25 million, while wines from New Zealand and Georgia jumped by 71% and 43%, respectively.

By bottles, imported sparkling wines and wines in containers of 2 liters and less diminished in value by 8% and 18%. Still, there was a 77% jump in the value of imported wines in containers of over 2 liters.

Between January and September 2021, China bought US$1.27 billion worth of wines from import sources, 3% lower compared to the value of imported wines recorded in the same period in 2020. 

China’s Top 10 Wine Exporters in September 2021 vs 2020

Rank Country Value in 2021 Value in 2020 % Change
1 France US$62,676,028 US$47,570,450 +32%
2 Chile US$30,925,304 US$23,761,54 +30%
3 Italy US$11,455,616 US$8,817,059 +30%
4 Spain US$10,363,401 US$8,546,008 +21%
5 South Africa US$3,778,27 US$1,745,745 +116%
6 Argentina US$3,294,738 US$2,688,576 +23%
7 United States US$2,812,477 US$1,537,843 +83%
8 Germany US$2,249,076 US$2,524,168 -11%
9 New Zealand US$2,228,571 US$1,300,175 +71%
10 Georgia US$2,096,681 US$1,465,537 +43%
Total US$138,203,876 US$159,393,381 -13%
Source: China Customs

Bottled Wine Categories September 2021 vs 2020 

Wine Category Value in 2021 Value in 2020 % Change
Sparkling US$8,088,622 US$8,814,527 -8%
2L or less US$118,790,051 US$144,185,306 -18%
Over 2L US$11,325,203 US$6,392,565 +77%
Source: China Customs

China’s Top 10 Wine Exporters YTD 2021 vs 2020

Rank Country Value in 2021 Value in 2020 % Change
1 France US$548,379,315 US$351,964,169 +56%
2 Chile US$250,885,252 US$163,006,162 +54%
3 Italy US$128,123,702 US$81,606,337 +57%
4 Spain US$109,023,675 US$71,440,108 +53%
5 Australia US$53,502,637 US$513,805,460 -90%
6 United States US$29,892,468 US$15,829,038 +89%
7 Argentina US$27,460,692 US$20,168,475 +36%
8 South Africa US$24,529,219 US$10,817,022 +127%
9 New Zealand US$17,746,350 US$12,403,303 +43%
10 Germany US$20,039,121 US$14,132,579 +42%
Total US$1,265,728,907 US$1,301,460,696 -3%
Source: China Customs

Bottled Wine Categories YTD 2021 vs 2020

Wine Category Value in 2021 Value in 2020 % Change
Sparkling US$81,211,413 US$48,933,536 +66%
2L or less US$1,090,024,926 US$1,182,344,878 -9%
Over 2L US$94,487,896 US$70,169,698 +35%
Source: China Customs

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