Figures released by Wines of South Africa suggest that the total value of South African exports rose to R9 billion, but volumes fell due to the small size of recent vintages.
Bottled exports increased by 3% in value last year and bulk exports grew 7%. The price per litre of wine exports also grew by 11% overall, assisted by bulk prices increasing by 17% and bottled exports by 7%.
The UK is still the biggest export market by value, with Germany and the Netherlands in second and third place. The value of packaged exports to the UK remained mainly static in 2018 with the growth coming from bulk wines.