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Bordeaux facts

>> Sunday, July 26, 2009

Facts and figures on Bordeaux

  • 34% of all Bordeaux goes on export, 66% goes down in France
  • Exports decreased with 7% in 2008 to reach 1.8 Mhl. 1998 was record year with 2.5 Mhl exported.
  • Exports to Europe shrunk with 12% while ROW was stable
  • The biggest export markets (in value):
    -United Kingdom
    -Hong Kong
    -The Netherlands
  • Germany and the Netherlands buy cheap wines, Switzerland and Hong Kong (and to some extend USA and the UK) go for quality (or at least higher prices)
  • Virtually all markets in Europe show decreasing sales. USA and Canada are relatively stable while some markets in Asia expand.
  • China has arrived as a buyer with a bang: +60% in 2008 and it is now the 8th market in volume up from virtually nothing five years ago.
  • 85% of exports are red wine; only 15% is white wine.


Hampers July 28, 2009 6:45 AM  

Thanks for sharing the bordeaux facts. It was nice going through it. Keep it up the good work.

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