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Japan’s Q1 2022 Wine Imports Rise 22%

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Japan continues to raise its importation of wines from abroad since the start of the year.

Data culled from the Customs and Tariff Bureau of the Finance Ministry showed that in the first three months of 2020, Japan bought a total of 47.4 billion yen (around US$368 million) worth of wines, 22% higher compared to the record seen in the same quarter last year.

A bulk of imported wines came from France, which grew by 24% in value to 27.3 billion yen.

The value of Chilean and Italian wines in Japan also rose by 34% and 11%, respectively. 

Among imported wines, American wines saw the largest jump in value, up 72% to 4.5 billion yen compared to January-March 2021. 

In the first quarter, Spain and Australia raised their wine exports to Japan by 3% and 27%, respectively.

German and New Zealand wines in Japan also increased in value by 34% and 32%, respectively. 

Wines from South Africa and Portugal saw higher value in Japan, up by 24% and 26% over last year.

In terms of categories, imported sparkling wines grew by 22% in Japan to 18.7 billion yen. Imported fortified wines went up 12% while imported bottles of more than 2 liters but less than 10L soared by 35%.

In March alone, Japan’s wine importation increased by 14% to 15.9 billion yen (US$123 million).

Japan’s Top 10 Wine Exporters in Q1 2022

Rank Country Value in 2022 Value in 2021 % Change
1 France 27,361,088,000 yen 22,132,304,000 yen +24%
2 Chile 5,384,085,000 yen 4,023,970,000 yen +34%
3 Italy 5,313,245,000 yen 4,803,816,000 yen +11%
4 United States 4,457,283,000 yen 2,587,800,000 yen +72%
5 Spain 2,748,845,000 yen 2,666,917,000 yen +3%
6 Australia 1,289,448,000 yen 1,017,757,000 yen +27%
7 Germany 418,683,000 yen 313,120,000 yen +34%
8 New Zealand 335,902,000 yen 254,282,000 yen +32%
9 South Africa 235,285,000 yen 189,607,000 yen +24%
10 Portugal 194,768,000 yen 154,424,000 yen +26%
Total 47,393,034,000 yen 38,768,702,000 yen +22%
Source: Japan Customs

Wine Categories in Q1 2022

Wine Category Value in 2022 Value in 2021 % Change
Sparkling 18,668,818,000 yen 15,244,084,000 yen +22%
Fortified 117,241,000 yen 104,668,000 yen +12%
More than 2L but less than 10L 679,609,000 yen 504,536,000 yen +35%
Source: Japan Customs

Japan’s Top 10 Wine Exporters in March 2022

Rank Country Value in 2022 Value in 2021 % Change
1 France 8,309,460,000 yen 8,023,977,000 yen +4%
2 United States 1,977,876,000 yen 906,691,000 yen +118%
3 Chile 1,765,506,000 yen 1,420,040,000 yen +24%
4 Italy 1,768,688,000 yen 1,451,084,000 yen +22%
5 Spain 935,327,000 yen 1,060,528,000 yen -12%
6 Australia 448,233,000 yen 464,953,000 yen -4%
7 Germany 170,348,000 yen 161,379,000 yen +6%
8 New Zealand 160,227,000 yen 98,346,000 yen +63%
9 South Africa 106,676,000 yen 88,475,000 yen +21%
10 Portugal 74,100,000 yen 48,236,000 yen +54%
Total 15,892,025,000 yen 13,962,288,000 yen +14%
Source: Japan Customs

Wine Categories in March 2022

Wine Category Value in 2022 Value in 2021 % Change
Sparkling 5,468,888,000 yen 4,982,133,000 yen +10%
Fortified 69,283,000 yen 47,485,000 yen +46%
More than 2L but less than 10L 185,907,000 yen 189,722,000 yen -2%
Source: Japan Customs

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