Export volumes of Rhône wines declined very slightly by an estimated 2.7% to 913,000hl: – this was broadly in line with the global downward trend for French exports of still wines.
Export values however rose and stayed stable on €460m which, said Inter Rhône, considering that the fall in volume probably indicated a slight rise in the value per bottle. The UK remains the biggest export market by volume for Rhône wines – 18% of the total – followed by Belgium (17%) and the US (14%).
Other top export markets by value (in descending order) included: Canada, Germany, Switzerland, China, Sweden, Netherlands, Denmark and Japan.
Inter Rhône has highlighted a number of other European and non-European markets it says have real potential for export growth.