The world wine export market is largely dominated by Spain, Italy and France, who represent more than half of the world’s wine exports in terms of value of sales as well as in terms of volume.
Whereas Spain exported the biggest volume (22.5 million hectoliters), a huge 21% jump on the volume of Spanish wine sold abroad in 2013, France made the most from selling exports.
In terms of volume France exported 14.3 million hectoliters and made €7.7 billion from selling wine abroad, compared to Spain’s €2.4 billion. For its part Italy exported 20.5 million hectoliters and pulled in €5 billion in selling wine abroad. The US exported four million hectoliters at a value of €1.1 billion and Australia sent 7.3 million hectoliters abroad for a value of €1.2billion.
The biggest importers of wine last year were Germany, the United Kingdom and then the US. It might be a surprise to some, but the country actually came fourth in the table of the world’s biggest importers, ahead of Russia and China.