See the charts below to find out what types of wine closure are the most popular worldwide, and to see the statistical disparities between manufacturers.
Data on the make-up of the wine closure market varies slightly, depending upon the company supplying the figures.
The first chart below is from Nomacorc and the second is based on figures from one of its main rivals, natural cork maker Amorim. A key difference is the separation of natural cork and so-called ‘technical’ and ‘agglomerated’ corks, both of which do contain natural cork material.
Written by Chris Mercer