China ranks as world’s most attractive wine market
China Top Market for Wine
as the most attractive wine export destination in the world, according to leading wine exporters and professionals at a seminar concluded in Shandong Province on Tuesday.
Jorge Heine, Chile’s ambassador to China, said Chile’s wine exports to the country have increased in recent years. “China has surpassed the United States to become Chile’s largest export market in 2014, and more than 200 wineries now export products to China.”
According to Shao Wenjing, vice president of the South African Premium Wineries Association, wine exports from South Africa to China have also seen strong growth since 2013.
China imported 474 million liters of wine
In the first eight months of this year, China imported 474 million liters of wine, up 15.76 percent from the previous year. The total value of imports increased 8.78% to over US $ 1.7 billion over the same period.
The International Organization of Vine and Wine (OIV) said Chinese consumers consumed 1.72 billion liters of wine in 2016, an annual increase of 6.9 percent, the highest in the world.
China National Association of the Food Industry,
Ma Yong, secretary-general of the China National Association of the Food Industry, said China has a driving force in world consumption and that the number is increasing with the improvement of Chinese living standards.
- the China Association of Food Industries and China Association of Alcoholic Beverages, this two-day seminar
- 200 professionals and leading wine exporters, including France, Italy, the United States, Chile and Australia.
- Shanghai Daily
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