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China’s Top 10 Wine Exporters in October 2021

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China’s wine importation in October fell by 38% over the import record in the same month last year.

Data from China’s Customs showed that in the month there were US$122.9 million wines from overseas that entered the country’s ports. 

France was its biggest importer with US$62.6 million wines, a 55% increase from last year. 

Importation of Chilean wines also jumped by 59% to US$25.7 million.

Wine imports from Italy and Spain also expanded by 15% and 64% respectively.

China saw almost a triple rise in the value of imported wines from New Zealand worth US$3 million. It also saw a 4% uptick in the importation of Argentinian wines.

The country also saw an 11% decrease in wine imports from Germany, down US$2 million, and a 25% decline in the importation of American wines to US$1.9 million.

Moreover, imported wines from South Africa and Georgia grew by 7% and 72%, respectively.

In terms of bottle categories, there was no change in the importation of sparkling wines but imported bottles of 2 liters or less and bottles over 2 liters dwindled by 41% and 11% in value. 

In the 10 months ended October, China bought US$1.39 million worth of imported wines, down 7% compared to the same period in 2020. 

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

Rank Country Value in 2021 Value in 2020 % Change
1 France US$62,649,906 US$40,470,783 +55%
2 Chile US$25,771,370 US$16,170,368 +59%
3 Italy US$9,749,797 US$8,475,285 +15%
4 Spain US$8,705,720 US$5,323,057 +64%
5 New Zealand US$3,115,355 US$1,053,386 +196%
6 Argentina US$2,747,898 US$2,634,448 +4%
7 Germany US$2,028,664 US$2,284,370 -11%
8 United States US$1,919,020 US$2,549,954 -25%
9 South Africa US$1,490,816 US$1,388,628 +7%
10 Georgia US$1,349,032 US$782,304 +72%
Total US$122,866,206 US$197,090,525 -38%
Source: China Customs

Bottled Wine Categories in October 2021 vs 2020

Wine Category Value in 2021 Value in 2020 % Change
Sparkling US$7,000,080 US$7,011,550 =
2L or less US$107,363,694 US$180,482,987 -41%
Over 2L US$8,502,432 US$9,595,144 -11%
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$611,044,068 US$392,434,952 +56%
2 Chile US$276,657,465 US$179,176,530 +54%
3 Italy US$137,873,608 US$90,081,622 +53%
4 Spain US$117,705,607 US$76,763,165 +53%
5 Australia US$54,035,159 US$626,526,261 -91%
6 United States US$31,809,705 US$18,378,992 +73%
7 Argentina US$30,208,590 US$22,802,923 +32%
8 South Africa US$26,020,035 US$12,205,650 +113%
9 Germany US$22,067,785 US$16,416,949 +34%
10 New Zealand US$20,861,705 US$13,456,689 +55%
Total US$1,388,494,408 US$1,498,551,221 -7%
Source: China Customs

Bottled Wine Categories YTD 2021 vs 2020

Wine Category Value in 2021 Value in 2020 % Change
Sparkling US$88,211,490 US$55,945,086 +58%
2L or less US$1,197,286,646 US$1,362,827,865 -12%
Over 2L US$102,991,600 US$79,764,842 +29%
Source: China Customs

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