Murcia, Spain’s grape-growing region, expects exports to reach record levels of around 160,000 metric tons (MT) this season.
In 2017 the region exported 130,000MT, so this season’s forecast would mark a sharp increase.
90% of exports go to the EU market; the main markets are the U.K., Germany and northern European countries like Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland.
Spain is also entering other export markets such as South Africa, Hong Kong, the United Arab Emirates and Singapore.
Spain is negotiating the phytosanitary protocols with China, which they hope will enable them to export in the next season.