Chinese imports of European wine boom
- Tuesday 29 August 2006
French wine imports are expected to reach 53m hl this year – 6.1m hl more than in 2003, and 300,000hl more than the previous year,’ China Wines Information reported.
French imports also increased in value - 1.7bn in the first four months of 2006, showing year-on-year growth of 16.4%.
Meanwhile, German wine imports showed a 4% increase, with value over a 12-month period before April 2006 increasing by 11%.
Also from January to April, Italian wine imports to China increased by 96.9% - although the publication pointed out that ‘the quantity is still small.’