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Japan’s Top 10 Wine Exporters in April 2022

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Japan continues to increase its importation of wines, which further rose by 28% year on year in April. 

Data culled from the Customs and Tariff Bureau of the Finance Ministry showed that the country bought 17.4 billion yen worth of wines in the month. 

The bulk of the imported wines came from France, which went up 31% compared to the same month last year to a total of 9.14 billion yen.

Italian wines, the second biggest wine import in Japan, grew by 18% to 2.3 billion yen.

Imported wines from America jumped by 56% to 1.9 billion yen and wines from Chile expanded by 12% to 1.5 billion yen.

Spanish and Australian wines both saw import value growth of 20% and 23%, respectively.

There were 3% lesser wines from Germany that entered Japan in April while wines from South Africa increased by 29% in value to 124 million yen.

The total value of imported wines from Portugal remained close to the level seen in April last year. 

Completing the top 10 wine import list, Argentinian wines also increased in value in Japan, rising by 64% to 85 million yen.

In terms of categories, imported sparkling wine bottles climbed in value by 80% to 6.3 billion yen. Imported wine bottles of more than 2 liters but less than 10L also jumped by 51% to 297 million yen while fortified wines decreased by 4% to 45 million yen.

Between January and April, Japan’s wine importation saw a 24% growth in value to 64.8 billion yen.

Japan’s Top 10 Wine Exporters in April 2022 vs 2021

Rank Country Value in 2022 Value in 2021 % Change
1 France 9,138,687,000 yen 6,962,538,000 yen +31%
2 Italy 2,279,570,000 yen 1,939,887,000 yen +18%
3 United States 1,935,612,000 yen 1,243,020,000 yen +56%
4 Chile 1,474,091,000 yen 1,316,045,000 yen +12%
5 Spain 1,439,267,000 yen 1,204,275,000 yen +20%
6 Australia 406,494,000 yen 329,624,000 yen +23%
7 Germany 160,580,000 yen 164,865,000 yen -3%
8 South Africa 124,193,000 yen 96,620,000 yen +29%
9 Portugal 88,129,000 yen 88,158,000 yen =
10 Argentina 84,981,000 yen 51,757,000 yen +64%
Total 17,367,786,000 yen 13,601,055,000 yen +28%
Source: Japan Customs

Wine Categories in April 2022 vs 2021 

Bottled Wine Size Value in 2022 Value in 2021 % Change
Sparkling 6,290,641,000 yen 3,493,537,000 yen +80%
Fortified 45,180,000 yen 46,908,000 yen -4%
More than 2L but less than 10L 296,681,000 yen 196,300,000 yen +51%
Source: Japan Customs

Japan’s Top 10 Wine Exporters YTD 2022 vs 2021 

Rank Country Value in 2022 Value in 2021 % Change
1 France 36,499,775,000 yen 29,094,842,000 yen +25%
2 Chile 6,858,176,000 yen 5,340,015,000 yen +28%
3 Italy 6,695,217,000 yen 6,743,703,000 yen -1%
4 United States 6,392,895,000 yen 3,790,103,000 yen +69%
5 Spain 4,188,112,000 yen 3,871,192,000 yen +8%
6 Australia 1,695,942,000 yen 1,347,381,000 yen +26%
7 Germany 579,263,000 yen 477,985,000 yen +21%
8 New Zealand 395,728,000 yen 319,422,000 yen +24%
9 South Africa 359,478,000 yen 286,227,000 yen +26%
10 Portugal 282,897,000 yen 242,582,000 yen +17%
Total 64,760,820,000 yen 52,369,757,000 yen +24%
Source: Japan Customs

Wine Categories YTD 2022 vs 2021

Bottled Wine Size Value in 2022 Value in 2021 % Change
Sparkling 24,959,459,000 yen 18,737,621,000 yen +33%
Fortified 162,421,000 yen 151,576,000 yen +7%
More than 2L but less than 10L 976,290,000 yen 700,836,000 yen +39%
Source: Japan Customs

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