CANADIAN BULK WINE IMPORTS BREAK RECORDS IN 2016, THANKS TO CHILE

 

The importations reached 120.6 million liters (+2.6%) and amounted to 118.8 million dollars (+2.1%): 29% of the volume and 5% of the total wine expenditure. The price remained stable at 99 cents per liter.

Chile establishes itself as the second foremost importer increasing by 35.5% in terms of volume and by 42% in terms of value. Australia is once again the first seller. A sharp decline in USA, Argentina, Spain and France, and a great year for South Africa and Italy.

 

Canadian imports of bulk wine and in packaging of a capacity of more than two liters reached historical peaks in 2016, with 120.6 million liters (+2,6%) and 118.8 million Canadian dollars (+2.1%), at steady prices (0.99 dollars/liter). Bulk wine grew for the third consecutive year and it already represents 29% of the volume and 5.1% of the overall investment, within a market that is undoubtedly led by packaged still wines, despite losing market share during a great year for sparkling wines, as well as in the United States.

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