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News | Jul 18 2019

Recent Report Reveals Strong Performance by Spanish Wine Exports

PDO wines are the most popular product in this segment, though exports of liqueur wines and still wines also increased.

Spanish wine. Fernando Madariaga/@ICEX.

A recent report by the Observatorio Español del Mercado del Vino highlighted Spanish wine figures for 2016-2018, which included more than a few very impressive statistics with regard to exports.

Last year, Spain was the top producer of wine and grape juice in the world, in terms of volume, and it ranked third in terms of value. Moreover, the average price of Spanish wine abroad increased by 17.6% year-on-year. Italy and France rank second and third, respectively.

Wines with Protected Designation of Origin status were the most widely exported product, and they saw an increase in both value and volume, according to data from 2016. The UK is the primary market for these wines, followed by the US. Bottled wine exports also experienced growth in value, and PDO bottled wines performed especially well.

Bottled liqueur wines also saw growth in sales in terms of volume in 2016, and the average price also increased, by more than all other types of wine.

Exports of still bottled wines also increased in value. They account for around 60% of all Spanish wine exports.

Spanish wine. Fernando Madariaga/@ICEX.

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