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China’s Top 10 Wine Exporters in May 2022

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China’s wine importation grew by 12% year on year in May as the country made efforts to reopen its economy after months of battling a wave of coronavirus infections.

In the month, the country imported US$141 million worth of wines from overseas sources.

A bulk of the imports came from France, which saw a 19% growth in year-on-year value to US$64 million. Chilean wines in China increased by almost half to US$40 million. Wines from Italy expanded in value by 14% to US$14 million. 

Among top imports, Spanish wines saw a sharp decline, decreasing by 53% in value to US$6.7 million.

Imported wines from the United States and South Africa were positive, rising by 34% and 11%, respectively. German wines faltered by 2% to US$2.2 million while New Zealand wines jumped by 29% to US$2 million.

The country bought lesser wines from Argentina compared to the same month last year, down 22% to US$1.69 million. Georgian wines in China rose in value by a quarter to US$1.5 million.

By categories, 2-liter or less imported wine bottles showed 8% growth in value; wines in containers holding 2L but less 10L jumped by 47%; and more than 2L wine bottles soared by 81%. 

Year to date, the value of China’s wine imports remained in the negative, down 14% to US$592.8 million.

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

Rank Country Value in 2022 Value in 2021 % Change
1 France US$64,281,679 US$54,085,074 +19%
2 Chile US$40,147,532 US$27,096,708 +48%
3 Italy US$14,146,526 US$12,397,628 +14%
4 Spain US$6,742,191 US$14,267,089 -53%
5 United States US$4,009,997 US$2,987,621 +34%
6 South Africa US$2,324,496 US$2,089,882 +11%
7 Germany US$2,273,893 US$2,327,672 -2%
8 New Zealand US$2,028,500 US$1,575,007 +29%
9 Argentina US$1,689,708 US$2,166,878 -22%
10 Georgia US$1,543,490 US$1,236,830 +25%
Total US$141,882,788 US$126,449,298 +12%
Source: China Customs

Wine Categories in May 2022 vs 2021

Bottled Wine Size Value in 2022 Value in 2021 % Change
In containers holding 2 liters or less US$118,986,238 US$109,825,412 +8%
In containers holding more than 2 liters but less than 10 liters US$799,805 US$543,476 +47%
In containers holding more than 2 liters US$14,280,646 US$7,895,683 +81%
Source: China Customs

China’s Top 10 Wine Exporters YTD 2022 vs 2021

Rank Country Value in 2022 Value in 2021 % Change
1 France US$254,270,83 US$285,446,987 -11%
2 Chile US$155,023,609 US$138,514,656 +12%
3 Italy US$59,442,700 US$67,272,845 -12%
4 Spain US$42,138,693 US$58,429,294 -28%
5 United States US$20,407,948 US$17,106,985 +19%
6 Germany US$9,456,150 US$9,455,228 =
7 Argentina US$8,990,721 US$13,925,110 -35%
8 New Zealand US$8,941,639 US$8,867,902 =
9 South Africa US$7,806,194 US$10,004,186 -22%
10 Georgia US$7,222,149 US$4,594,942 +57%
Total US$592,843,069 US$687,058,493 -14%
Source: China Customs

Wine Categories YTD 2022 vs 2021

Bottled Wine Size Value in 2022 Value in 2021 % Change
In containers holding 2 liters or less US$596,508,860 US$498,779,210 +20%
In containers holding more than 2 liters but less than 10 liters US$4,951,523 US$3,436,234 +44%
In containers holding more than 2 liters US$42,762,556 US$54,141,900 -21%
Source: China Customs

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