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China’s Top 10 Wine Exporters in February 2022

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China’s wine importation in February fell by 16% year on year with its former biggest trade partner Australia out of its top 10 wine exporters since the start of the year.

Data from China’s Customs showed that the country received US$89 million worth of wines from overseas in the said month.

Its leading exporter, France, brought US$37 million wines, 18% lower compared to the same month last year.

Chilean wines grew by 9% to US$19 million while Italian wines declined by 11% to US$9 million.

The country bought US$8 million wines from Spain, 31% more compared to the same period a year ago. 

Filling the void left by Australian exporters, traders from the United States and Georgia ramped up their wine exports to China by 165% and 365%, respectively. New Zealand wines exported to China jumped more than twice in value to US$1.06 million.

The importation of South African wines dwindled by 23% over last year. There was no change in the value of imported wines from Germany while the value of Portuguese wines crashed by 42%.

By wine categories, the country saw imported bottles of 2 liters or less down 11%, bottles of more than 2L but less 10L down 14%, and bottles of more than 2L down 35%.

In the first two months of the year, China bought a total of US$244 million worth of wines from international sources, 22% lesser compared to the same two-month period in 2021.

China’s Top 10 Wine Exporters in February 2022 vs 2021

Rank Country Value in 2022 Value in 2021 % Change
1 France US$37,213,410 US$37,213,410 -18%
2 Chile US$19,463,654 US$17,894,401 +9%
3 Italy US$9,440,841 US$10,568,581 -11%
4 Spain US$8,170,433 US$6,233,835 +31%
5 United States US$4,889,506 US$1,845,067 +165%
6 Georgia US$1,931,513 US$415,682 +365%
7 South Africa US$1,084,614 US$1,408,24 -23%
8 New Zealand US$1,055,790 US$405,291 +161%
9 Germany US$1,033,675 US$1,040,988 =
10 Portugal US$915,665 US$1,587,293 -42%
Total US$89,136,207 US$105,809,969 -16%
Source: China Customs

Bottled Wine Categories in February 2022 vs 2021

Bottled Wine Size Value in 2022 Value in 2021 % Change
In containers holding 2 liters or less US$79,094,781 US$89,022,501 -11%
In containers holding more than 2 liters but less than 10 liters US$491,107 US$571,213 -14%
In containers holding more than 2 liters US$5,361,070 US$8,298,626 -35%
Source: China Customs

China’s Top 10 Wine Exporters YTD 2022

Rank Country Value in 2022 Value in 2021 % Change
1 France US$108,082,669 US$124,631,354 -13%
2 Chile US$56,170,364 US$56,913,986 -1%
3 Italy US$24,290,724 US$29,369,128 -17%
4 Spain US$19,007,735 US$24,050,100 -21%
5 United States US$8,254,454 US$5,054,195 +63%
6 Argentina US$4,564,888 US$6,207,709 -26%
7 Georgia US$3,641,140 US$1,593,002 +129%
8 New Zealand US$3,452,787 US$2,706,284 +28%
9 Germany US$3,303,719 US$3,921,132 -16%
10 Portugal US$2,650,439 US$3,851,341 -31%
Total US$243,641,769 US$313,657,425 -22%
Source: China Customs

Bottled Wine Categories YTD 2022

Bottled Wine Size Value in 2022 Value in 2021 % Change
In containers holding 2 liters or less US$210,613,253 US$272,375,242 -23%
In containers holding more than 2 liters but less than 10 liters US$1,796,711 US$2,424,560 -26%
In containers holding more than 2 liters US$16,211,699 US$22,169,685 -27%
Source: China Customs

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