Top Wine Importing Countries

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Global purchases of imported wine totaled US$35.8 billion in 2017.

Overall, the value of wine imports for all importing countries rose by an average 0.9% since 2013 when wine purchases were valued at $35.5 billion. Year over year, international purchases of wine appreciated by 9.6% from 2016 to 2017.

From a continental perspective, European countries bought the highest dollar worth of imported wine during 2017 with purchases valued at $17.5 billion or 49% of the global total. In second place were North American importers at 23.2% while 21.7% of worldwide wine imports were delivered to customers in Asia.

Smaller percentages were delivered to Latin America excluding Mexico but including the Caribbean at 2.4%, Oceania at 2.2% and Africa at 1.3%.

The 4-digit Harmonized Tariff System code prefix for wine is 2204.

Top Wine Importing Countries

Top 15

Below are the 15 countries that imported the highest dollar value worth of wine during 2017. Within parenthesis is the percentage of worldwide imported wine.

  1. United States: US$6.2 billion (17.2% of total wine imports)
  2. United Kingdom: $4.1 billion (11.5%)
  3. Germany: $2.9 billion (8%)
  4. China: $2.8 billion (7.8%)
  5. Canada: $1.9 billion (5.3%)
  6. Japan: $1.6 billion (4.5%)
  7. Hong Kong: $1.5 billion (4.3%)
  8. Netherlands: $1.3 billion (3.6%)
  9. Switzerland: $1.2 billion (3.2%)
  10. Belgium: $1.1 billion (3%)
  11. Russia: $1 billion (2.8%)
  12. France: $951.6 million (2.7%)
  13. Sweden: $725.7 million (2%)
  14. Denmark: $656.3 million (1.8%)
  15. Australia: $615.1 million (1.7%)

By value, the listed 15 countries purchased 79.5% of all wine imports in 2017.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing markets for wine since 2013 were: China (up 79.8%), Hong Kong (up 48.3%), United States (up 12.4%) and Netherlands (up 10.2%).

Those countries that posted declines in their imported wine purchases were led by: Belgium (down -23.3%), Russia (down -18.3%), Germany (down -17.1%) and United Kingdom (also down -17.1%).

USA

Wine Imports into America

America’s global purchases of imported wine totaled US$6.2 billion in 2017. Within parenthesis is the percentage change in value for each supplying country since 2013.

  1. Italy: US$1.94 billion (up 15.2% from 2013)
  2. France: $1.92 billion (up 29.7%)
  3. New Zealand: $440.7 million (up 50.8%)
  4. Australia: $438.4 million (down -17.9%)
  5. Spain: $379 million (up 5.1%)
  6. Argentina: $322.3 million (down -20.3%)
  7. Chile: $306.1 million (down -11.8%)
  8. Germany: $110.6 million (down -11.8%)
  9. Portugal: $104.6 million (up 19.8%)
  10. South Africa: $58.9 million (down -20.8%)
  11. Canada: $39.3 million (up 78.4%)
  12. Israel: $30.9 million (up 57.7%)
  13. Austria: $17.7 million (up 35.3%)
  14. Greece: $14.2 million (up 25.7%)
  15. United Kingdom: $11.2 million (up 238%)

By value, the listed 15 countries shipped 99.3% of all American wine imports in 2017.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing suppliers of wine to America since 2013 were: United Kingdom (up 238%), Canada (up 78.4%), Israel (up 57.7%) and New Zealand (up 50.8%).

Countries that experienced declines in the value of their wine supplied to American importers included: South Africa (down -20.8%), Argentina (down -20.3%), Australia (down -17.9%) and Chile (down -11.8%).

Overall, the value of American wine imports were up by an average 12.4% from all supplying countries since 2013 when wine purchases were valued at $5.5 billion.

UK

Wine Imports into the United Kingdom

United Kingdom’s global purchases of imported wine totaled US$4.1 billion in 2017. Within parenthesis is the percentage change in value for each supplying country since 2013.

  1. France: US$1.3 billion (down -30% from 2013)
  2. Italy: $859.1 million (up 2.5%)
  3. New Zealand: $328.6 million (up 28.7%)
  4. Australia: $311.5 million (down -31.1%)
  5. Spain: $308.6 million (down -22.9%)
  6. Chile: $226.5 million (down -21.2%)
  7. United States: $199.6 million (down -11.1%)
  8. Germany: $180.7 million (down -16.8%)
  9. South Africa: $137.4 million (down -24.8%)
  10. Argentina: $104 million (up 53.3%)
  11. Portugal: $74.5 million (down -21.8%)
  12. Belgium: $24.1 million (down -5.7%)
  13. Netherlands: $16.9 million (up 77.3%)
  14. Hungary: $10.9 million (up 6.6%)
  15. Denmark: $9 million (down -32.4%)

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing suppliers of wine to United Kingdom since 2013 were: Netherlands (up 77.3%), Argentina (up 53.3%), New Zealand (up 28.7%) and Hungary (up 6.6%).

Countries that experienced declines in the value of their wine supplied to UK importers included: Denmark (down -32.4%), Australia (down -31.1%), France (down -30%) and South Africa (down -24.8%).

Overall, the value of UK wine imports were down by an average -17.1% from all supplying countries since 2013 when wine purchases were valued at $5 billion.

Germany

Wine Imports into Germany

Germany’s global purchases of imported wine totaled US$2.9 billion in 2017. Within parenthesis is the percentage change in value for each supplying country since 2013.

  1. Italy: US$1 billion (down -17% from 2013)
  2. France: $757.6 million (down -20.5%)
  3. Spain: $453.9 million (down -17.6%)
  4. United States: $110.6 million (down -17.3%)
  5. South Africa: $107 million (down -20.1%)
  6. Austria: $81.5 million (up 10.5%)
  7. Chile: $74.4 million (down -29.9%)
  8. Australia: $65.3 million (down -16.7%)
  9. Portugal: $51.1 million (down -2.9%)
  10. New Zealand: $30.6 million (up 51.9%)
  11. Greece: $27.3 million (down -19%)
  12. Argentina: $20.6 million (up 17.9%)
  13. Hungary: $19.2 million (up 6.3%)
  14. Macedonia: $11.7 million (down -46.3%)
  15. Denmark: $4 million (up 252.3%)

By value, the listed 15 countries shipped 99.3% of all German wine imports in 2017.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing suppliers of wine to Germany since 2013 were: Denmark (up 252.3%), New Zealand (up 51.9%), Argentina (up 17.9%) and Austria (up 10.5%).

Countries that experienced declines in the value of their wine supplied to German importers included: Macedonia (down -46.3%), Chile (down -29.9%), France (down -20.5%) and South Africa (down -20.1%).

Overall, the value of German wine imports were down by an average -17.1% from all supplying countries since 2013 when wine purchases were valued at $3.5 billion.

China

Wine Imports into China

China’s global purchases of imported wine totaled US$2.8 billion in 2017. Within parenthesis is the percentage change in value for each supplying country since 2013.

  1. France: US$1.1 billion (up 55.7% from 2013)
  2. Australia: $727.3 million (up 207.5%)
  3. Chile: $328.7 million (up 97.3%)
  4. Spain: $193.8 million (up 81.1%)
  5. Italy: $161.1 million (up 52.9%)
  6. United States: $81.8 million (up 3.1%)
  7. South Africa: $29.5 million (up 21.2%)
  8. New Zealand: $29.4 million (up 46.2%)
  9. Portugal: $23.6 million (up 24.7%)
  10. Argentina: $22.3 million (down -4%)
  11. Germany: $21.1 million (up 2.4%)
  12. Georgia: $17.9 million (up 391.7%)
  13. Canada: $14.6 million (up 4%)
  14. Moldova: $10.8 million (up 187.2%)
  15. Bulgaria: $5.5 million (up 261.8%)

By value, the listed 15 countries shipped 99.1% of all Chinese wine imports in 2017.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing suppliers of wine to China since 2013 were: Georgia (up 391.7%), Bulgaria (up 261.8%), Australia (up 207.5%) and Moldova (up 187.2%).

Only one country sold less wine to Chinese importers from 2013 to 2017, namely Argentina via a -4% drop.

Overall, the value of Chinese wine imports were up by an average 79.8% from all supplying countries since 2013 when wine purchases were valued at $1.6 billion.



 

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RankImporter2017 Wine Imports% World Total
1.United StatesUS$6.2 billion17.2%
2.United Kingdom$4.1 billion11.5%
3.Germany$2.9 billion8%
4.China$2.8 billion7.8%
5.Canada$1.9 billion5.3%
6.Japan$1.6 billion4.5%
7.Hong Kong$1.5 billion4.3%
8.Netherlands$1.3 billion3.6%
9.Switzerland$1.2 billion3.2%
10.Belgium$1.1 billion3%
11.Russia$1 billion2.8%
12.France$951.6 million2.7%
13.Sweden$725.7 million2%
14.Denmark$656.3 million1.8%
15.Australia$615.1 million1.7%
16.Singapore$583.4 million1.6%
17.Norway$416.4 million1.2%
18.Brazil$370.5 million1%
19.Italy$361.2 million1%
20.Ireland$312.4 million0.9%
21.Poland$288.3 million0.8%
22.Mexico$250 million0.7%
23.Austria$243.8 million0.7%
24.Finland$242.1 million0.7%
25.Czech Republic$232.2 million0.6%
26.Lithuania$230.9 million0.6%
27.Latvia$220.0 million0.6%
28.Spain$212.5 million0.6%
29.South Korea$210 million0.6%
30.Taiwan$193.6 million0.5%
31.United Arab Emirates$193.6 million0.5%
32.Portugal$152.2 million0.4%
33.New Zealand$132.6 million0.4%
34.Luxembourg$114.2 million0.3%
35.Macao$111.4 million0.3%
36.Ukraine$104.1 million0.3%
37.Malaysia$95.2 million0.3%
38.Vietnam$89.1 million0.2%
39.Estonia$85.8 million0.2%
40.Slovakia$70 million0.2%
41.Angola$66.9 million0.2%
42.Argentina$64 million0.2%
43.Romania$63.1 million0.2%
44.Belarus$56.5 million0.2%
45.Paraguay$53.2 million0.1%
46.Colombia$52.6 million0.1%
47.Kazakhstan$50.3 million0.1%
48.Thailand$49.2 million0.1%
49.Dominican Rep$46.1 million0.1%
50.Côte d'Ivoire$41.8 million0.1%
51.Greece$41.4 million0.1%
52.Namibia$39.7 million0.1%
53.Philippines$38.9 million0.1%
54.Panama$38.3 million0.1%
55.Peru$36.8 million0.1%
56.Israel$34.2 million0.1%
57.Croatia$33 million0.1%
58.South Africa$28.3 million0.1%
59.Cyprus$27.1 million0.1%
60.Serbia$26 million0.1%
61.Costa Rica$25 million0.1%
62.Morocco$24.6 million0.1%
63.New Caledonia$24.6 million0.1%
64.Myanmar (Burma)$24.4 million0.1%
65.Cameroon$23.8 million0.1%
66.Iceland$22.4 million0.1%
67.Cambodia$21.4 million0.1%
68.Bulgaria$21.2 million0.1%
69.Hungary$20.9 million0.1%
70.India$19.5 million0.1%
71.Malta$18.7 million0.1%
72.Ghana$18.6 million0.1%
73.Bosnia/Herzegovina$17.6 million0.05%
74.Qatar$17 million0.05%
75.Andorra$17 million0.05%
76.Ecuador$16.7 million0.05%
77.Mauritius$16.3 million0.05%
78.Bermuda$16.3 million0.05%
79.Togo$16.2 million0.05%
80.Bahamas$16.1 million0.05%
81.Kenya$15.4 million0.04%
82.Slovenia$15.1 million0.04%
83.Jamaica$13.5 million0.04%
84.Cuba$13.3 million0.04%
85.Indonesia$12.8 million0.04%
86.Uruguay$12.1 million0.03%
87.French Polynesia$12 million0.03%
88.Guatemala$11.8 million0.03%
89.Cayman Islands$11.2 million0.03%
90.Albania$11 million0.03%
91.Burkina Faso$10.9 million0.03%
92.Lebanon$10.9 million0.03%
93.Curaçao$10.6 million0.03%
94.Barbados$10.3 million0.03%
95.Gabon$10.3 million0.03%
96.Tanzania$10.2 million0.03%
97.Algeria$9.9 million0.03%
98.Equatorial Guinea$9.8 million0.03%
99.Aruba$9.2 million0.03%
100.Democ. Rep. Congo$9.2 million0.03%
101.Botswana$8.9 million0.02%
102.Chile$8.7 million0.02%
103.Congo$8.4 million0.02%
104.Maldives$8.2 million0.02%
105.Turkey$8.1 million0.02%
106.Montenegro$8 million0.02%
107.Nigeria$7.6 million0.02%
108.Mozambique$7.2 million0.02%
109.Azerbaijan$6.8 million0.02%
110.Papua New Guinea$6.6 million0.02%
111.Senegal$6.5 million0.02%
112.Sri Lanka$5.9 million0.02%
113.Trinidad/Tobago$5.9 million0.02%
114.Guinea-Bissau$5.8 million0.02%
115.Seychelles$5.8 million0.02%
116.Fiji$5.6 million0.02%
117.Laos$5.4 million0.02%
118.Mongolia$5.3 million0.01%
119.El Salvador$5 million0.01%
120.Swaziland$4.9 million0.01%
121.Cabo Verde$4.9 million0.01%
122.Venezuela$4.5 million0.01%
123.Turks/Caicos Is$4.5 million0.01%
124.Antigua/Barbuda$4.3 million0.01%
125.Honduras$3.9 million0.01%
126.British Virgin Is$3.9 million0.01%
127.Zambia$3.9 million0.01%
128.Bolivia$3.7 million0.01%
129.Uganda$3.6 million0.01%
130.Saint Lucia$3.6 million0.01%
131.Zimbabwe$3.6 million0.01%
132.Bahrain$3.2 million0.01%
133.Kyrgyzstan$3.2 million0.01%
134.Sao Tome/Principe$3.2 million0.01%
135.Greenland$3.1 million0.01%
136.Oman$2.9 million0.01%
137.Gibraltar$2.9 million0.01%
138.Lesotho$2.8 million0.01%
139.Nicaragua$2.6 million0.01%
140.Faroe Islands$2.6 million0.01%
141.Haiti$2.4 million0.01%
142.Nepal$2.3 million0.01%
143.Iraq$2.3 million0.01%
144.Belize$2.3 million0.01%
145.US Minor Outlying Is$2.2 million0.01%
146.Ethiopia$2.2 million0.01%
147.Jordan$2.1 million0.01%
148.Mali$2 million0.01%
149.Georgia$1.8 million0.01%
150.Rwanda$1.8 million0.005%
151.Madagascar$1.8 million0.005%
152.Armenia$1.7 million0.005%
153.Benin$1.7 million0.005%
154.Tunisia$1.7 million0.005%
155.Moldova$1.6 million0.005%
156.Guinea$1.6 million0.004%
157.Vanuatu$1.5 million0.004%
158.Uzbekistan$1.5 million0.004%
159.Sierra Leone$1.4 million0.004%
160.Liberia$1.3 million0.004%
161.St. Pierre/Miquelon$1.3 million0.004%
162.Cook Islands$1.2 million0.003%
163.Niger$1.2 million0.003%
164.Timor-Leste$1.1 million0.003%
165.St Vincent/Grenadines$1.1 million0.003%
166.Northern Mariana Is$1 million0.003%
167.Central African Rep$1 million0.003%
168.Saint Kitts/Nevis$981,0000.003%
169.Grenada$920,0000.003%
170.Djibouti$856,0000.002%
171.Bonaire/St Eustatius/Saba$765,0000.002%
172.Suriname$717,0000.002%
173.Macedonia$699,0000.002%
174.Burundi$687,0000.002%
175.Chad$664,0000.002%
176.Turkmenistan$661,0000.002%
177.Solomon Islands$623,0000.002%
178.Tajikistan$571,0000.002%
179.North Korea$495,0000.001%
180.Brunei Darussalam$452,0000.001%
181.Guyana$436,0000.001%
182.Norfolk Island$433,0000.001%
183.Saint Helena$376,0000.001%
184.Sudan$369,0000.001%
185.Afghanistan$354,0000.001%
186.Comoros$352,0000.001%
187.Mauritania$348,0000.001%
188.Gambia$332,0000.001%
189.Syria$328,0000.001%
190.Malawi$327,0000.001%
191.St Maarten (Dutch)$314,0000.001%
192.Tonga$311,0000.001%
193.Dominica$273,0000.001%
194.Anguilla$270,0000.001%
195.Bhutan$262,0000.001%
196.Bangladesh$201,0000.001%
197.Wallis/Futuna Is$200,0000.001%
198.Christmas Island$198,0000.001%
199.Iran$191,0000.001%
200.Libya$134,0000.0004%
201.French S./Antarctic Terr$133,0000.0004%
202.Falkland Is (Malvinas)$127,0000.0004%
203.Pakistan$127,0000.0004%
204.Niue$112,0000.0003%
205.Micronesia$97,0000.0003%
206.Palau$93,0000.0003%
207.Samoa$82,0000.0002%
208.Marshall Islands$60,0000.0002%
209.Tuvalu$52,0000.0001%
210.Cocos (Keeling) Is$50,0000.0001%
211.Guam$49,0000.0001%
212.Palestine$39,0000.0001%
213.Montserrat$38,0000.0001%
214.Egypt$35,0000.0001%
215.Nauru$32,0000.0001%
216.Kiribati$17,0000.00005%
217.Somalia$14,0000.00004%
218.Eritrea$10,0000.00003%
219.South Sudan$5,0000.00001%
220.Tokelau$5,0000.00001%
221.Pitcairn$2,0000.00001%


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Research Sources:
The World Factbook, Field Listing: Imports – Commodities, Central Intelligence Agency. Accessed on June 4, 2018

Trade Map, International Trade Centre. Accessed on June 4, 2018

Investopedia, Net Importer Definition. Accessed on June 4, 2018