Wine Exports by Country

Wine Exports by Country

Wine exports by country

Global sales from wine exports by country amounted to US$37.4 billion in 2018. Overall, the value of wine exports appreciated by an average 7.5% for all exporting countries since 2014 when wine shipments were valued at $34.8 billion. Year over year, wine exports improved in value by 5.4% from 2017 to 2018.

Among continents, European countries generated the highest dollar value of wine exports during 2018 with shipments worth $27.1 billion or 72.5% of globally exported wine.

Oceania’s international wine sales, led by Australia and New Zealand, came in at 9% closely followed by Latin America at 7.6% excluding Mexico but including the Caribbean. Exporters in Asia supplied 4.6% worth of worldwide wine exports, while North America shipped 4.1% compared to 2.2% of international wine sales for African providers.

For research purposes, the 4-digit Harmonized Tariff System code prefix is 2204 for wine made from fresh grapes.

Wine Exports by Country

Countries

Below are the 15 countries that exported the highest dollar value worth of wine during 2018.

  1. France: US$11 billion (29.5% of total wine exports)
  2. Italy: $7.3 billion (19.6%)
  3. Spain: $3.5 billion (9.4%)
  4. Australia: $2.2 billion (5.8%)
  5. Chile: $2 billion (5.3%)
  6. United States: $1.4 billion (3.9%)
  7. Germany: $1.2 billion (3.3%)
  8. New Zealand: $1.2 billion (3.2%)
  9. Portugal: $952.1 million (2.5%)
  10. Argentina: $824.3 million (2.2%)
  11. United Kingdom: $823.5 million (2.2%)
  12. South Africa: $783.4 million (2.1%)
  13. Singapore: $503.3 million (1.3%)
  14. Hong Kong: $436.9 million (1.2%)
  15. Netherlands: $390.9 million (1%)

By value, the listed 15 countries shipped 92.6% of all wine exports in 2018.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing wine exporters since 2014 were: Netherlands (up 47.6%), Hong Kong (up 37.4%), Australia (up 28.3%) and Singapore (up 10.8%).

Five countries posted declines in their exported wine sales were led by: Germany (down -7.5%), Argentina (down -2.1%), United States (down -1.4%), Portugal (down -1.3%) and South Africa (down -0.3%).

Advantages

The following countries posted the highest positive net exports for wine during 2018. Investopedia defines net exports as the value of a country’s total exports minus the value of its total imports. Thus, the statistics below present the surplus between the value of each country’s wine exports and its import purchases for that same commodity.

  1. France: US$9.9 billion (net export surplus up 5% since 2014)
  2. Italy: $6.9 billion (up 8.3%)
  3. Spain: $3 billion (up 0.7%)
  4. Chile: $2 billion (up 7.7%)
  5. Australia: $1.5 billion (up 42.8%)
  6. New Zealand: $1.1 billion (up 7.1%)
  7. Argentina: $816.9 million (down -2.4%)
  8. Portugal: $767.8 million (down -3.9%)
  9. South Africa: $733.5 million (down -3.2%)
  10. Georgia: $193.5 million (up 8.8%)
  11. Moldova: $135 million (up 22.5%)
  12. Hungary: $107.6 million (up 71.7%)
  13. North Macedonia: $59.5 million (down -5.6%)
  14. Greece: $47.7 million (up 11.5%)
  15. Bulgaria: $13.7 million (down -64%)

“Old World Wine” leader France has the highest surplus in the international trade of wine. In turn, this positive cashflow confirms France’s strong tradition in establishing competitive advantages for this specific product category.

Opportunities

The following countries posted the highest negative net exports for wine during 2018. Investopedia defines net exports as the value of a country’s total exports minus the value of its total imports. Thus, the statistics below present the deficit between the value of each country’s wine import purchases and its exports for that same commodity.

  1. United States: -US$5 billion (net export deficit up 21.3% since 2014)
  2. United Kingdom: -$3.5 billion (down -17.6%)
  3. China: -$2.49 billion (up 79.6%)
  4. Canada: -$1.93 billion (up 2.9%)
  5. Germany: -$1.9 billion (down -10.7%)
  6. Japan: -$1.7 billion (up 3%)
  7. Hong Kong: -$1 billion (up 42.8%)
  8. Switzerland: -$1.1 billion (down -1.7%)
  9. Russia: -$1 billion (down -8.4%)
  10. Netherlands: -$984.3 million (down -2%)
  11. Belgium: -$966 million (down -16%)
  12. Sweden: -$746.4 million (down -3.2%)
  13. Denmark: -$566 million (down -2.1%)
  14. Norway: -$432 million (down -4.9%)
  15. Brazil: -$366.6 million (up 16.7%)

“New World Wine” leader the United States nevertheless incurred the highest deficit in the international trade of wine, assuming that role from United Kingdom since 2014. In turn, this negative cashflow highlights America’s strong competitive disadvantage for this specific product category but also signals opportunities for other wine-supplying countries that help satisfy the powerful consumer demand and wide-ranging tastes for different types of wines.

Companies

Wine Exporting Companies

Below are the world’s largest wine conglomerates. Shown within parenthesis is the country where the company is headquartered.

  1. Constellation Brands (United States)
  2. E. & J. Gallo (United States)
  3. The Wine Group (United States)
  4. Treasury Wine Estates (Australia)
  5. Pernod Ricard Winemakers (France)
  6. Accolade Wines (Australia)
  7. Casella Wines (Australia)
  8. Trinchero Family Estates (United States)
  9. Concha y Toro (Chile)

Based on The Drinks Business’s Top 10 Wine Brands 2015, the following list identifies the world’s most popular wine brands owned by the wine-producing conglomerate shown within parentheses:

  • Barefoot (E&J Gallo Winery)
  • Gallo (E&J Gallo Winery)
  • Concha y Toro (Concha y Toro)
  • Robert Mondavi (Constellation Brands)
  • Sutter Home (Trinchero Family Estates)
  • Yellow Tail (Casella Wines)
  • Hardy’s (Accolade Wines)
  • Lindeman’s (Treasury Wine Estates)
  • Beringer (Treasury Wine Estates)
  • Jacob’s Creek (Pernod Ricard Winemakers)


 

Searchable List of Wine Exporting Countries in 2018

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RankExporterWine Exports%World Total
1.France$11 billion29.5%
2.Italy$7.3 billion19.6%
3.Spain$3.5 billion9.4%
4.Australia$2.2 billion5.8%
5.Chile$2 billion5.3%
6.United States$1.4 billion3.9%
7.Germany$1.2 billion3.3%
8.New Zealand$1.2 billion3.2%
9.Portugal$952.1 million2.5%
10.Argentina$824.3 million2.2%
11.United Kingdom$823.5 million2.2%
12.South Africa$783.4 million2.1%
13.Singapore$503.3 million1.3%
14.Hong Kong$436.9 million1.2%
15.Netherlands$390.9 million1%
16.China$364.6 million1%
17.Austria$218.4 million0.6%
18.Georgia$196.9 million0.5%
19.Lithuania$188.3 million0.5%
20.Belgium$186.8 million0.5%
21.Denmark$176 million0.5%
22.Moldova$137.9 million0.4%
23.Switzerland$131.6 million0.4%
24.Hungary$126 million0.3%
25.Latvia$104.9 million0.3%
26.Greece$97.5 million0.3%
27.Canada$66.5 million0.2%
28.North Macedonia$60.2 million0.2%
29.Israel$47 million0.1%
30.Thailand$41.2 million0.1%
31.Ukraine$40 million0.1%
32.Slovakia$38.2 million0.1%
33.Bulgaria$37.1 million0.1%
34.Sweden$36.3 million0.1%
35.Romania$35.9 million0.1%
36.Estonia$30 million0.1%
37.Luxembourg$27.9 million0.1%
38.Finland$25.2 million0.1%
39.Czech Republic$24.7 million0.1%
40.Poland$22.2 million0.1%
41.Lebanon$21.4 million0.1%
42.Uruguay$21.1 million0.1%
43.Serbia$20.2 million0.1%
44.Croatia$19.1 million0.1%
45.Malaysia$19.1 million0.1%
46.Slovenia$18.7 million0.1%
47.Taiwan$15.7 million0.04%
48.Ireland$15.4 million0.04%
49.Montenegro$13.7 million0.04%
50.Morocco$10.7 million0.03%
51.Turkey$10.1 million0.03%
52.Belarus$9.9 million0.03%
53.Armenia$9.4 million0.03%
54.Macao$9 million0.02%
55.Brazil$9 million0.02%
56.India$8.9 million0.02%
57.Azerbaijan$8 million0.02%
58.Norway$7.8 million0.02%
59.Russia$7.5 million0.02%
60.Uzbekistan$7.3 million0.02%
61.Ghana$6.1 million0.02%
62.Mexico$5.6 million0.01%
63.Bosnia/Herzegovina$4.1 million0.01%
64.Cyprus$2.9 million0.01%
65.Togo$2.8 million0.01%
66.United Arab Emirates$2.6 million0.01%
67.Japan$2.5 million0.01%
68.Equatorial Guinea$1.6 million0.004%
69.Peru$1.2 million0.003%
70.Fiji$1.1 million0.003%
71.Tunisia$1.1 million0.003%
72.Albania$1.1 million0.003%
73.Malta$1.1 million0.003%
74.Indonesia$1 million0.003%
75.Mauritius$959,0000.003%
76.Jamaica$831,0000.002%
77.Uganda$809,0000.002%
78.Algeria$666,0000.002%
79.Barbados$656,0000.002%
80.Burkina Faso$597,0000.002%
81.Kyrgyzstan$548,0000.001%
82.Panama$534,0000.001%
83.Guatemala$497,0000.001%
84.Philippines$432,0000.001%
85.Dominican Republic$393,0000.001%
86.Kazakhstan$373,0000.001%
87.Vietnam$333,0000.001%
88.Jordan$279,0000.001%
89.North Korea$247,0000.001%
90.Eswatini$240,0000.001%
91.Iran$229,0000.001%
92.Zambia$223,0000.001%
93.Ethiopia$179,0000.000%
94.Iceland$164,0000.0004%
95.Bolivia$157,0000.0004%
96.Andorra$145,0000.0004%
97.Curaçao$145,0000.0004%
98.Syrian Arab Republic$133,0000.0004%
99.French Polynesia$127,0000.0003%
100.Sri Lanka$122,0000.0003%
101.Nepal$115,0000.0003%
102.Kenya$105,0000.0003%
103.Namibia$101,0000.0003%
104.Saudi Arabia$94,0000.0003%
105.Mozambique$89,0000.0002%
106.British Virgin Islands$85,0000.0002%
107.Ivory Coast$83,0000.0002%
108.Palestine$56,0000.0001%
109.Colombia$51,0000.0001%
110.Faroe Islands$47,0000.0001%
111.Bermuda$45,0000.0001%
112.Venezuela$45,0000.0001%
113.Antigua/Barbuda$41,0000.0001%
114.Ecuador$39,0000.0001%
115.Zimbabwe$26,0000.0001%
116.Qatar$24,0000.0001%
117.Paraguay$20,0000.0001%
118.Benin$18,0000.0000%
119.Costa Rica$14,0000.00004%
120.Cambodia$14,0000.00004%
121.Cameroon$14,0000.00004%
122.Cuba$10,0000.00003%
123.New Caledonia$10,0000.00003%
124.Tanzania$10,0000.00003%
125.Grenada$9,0000.00002%
126.Libya$9,0000.00002%
127.Botswana$9,0000.00002%
128.Belize$7,0000.00002%
129.Myanmar (Burma)$7,0000.00002%
130.Nicaragua$7,0000.00002%
131.Senegal$7,0000.00002%
132.Saint Lucia$7,0000.00002%
133.Tuvalu$7,0000.00002%
134.Suriname$6,0000.00002%
135.Guyana$5,0000.00001%
136.Bahamas$5,0000.00001%
137.Bahrain$5,0000.00001%
138.Falkland Is (Malvinas)$4,0000.00001%
139.Oman$4,0000.00001%
140.Madagascar$3,0000.00001%
141.Samoa$3,0000.00001%
142.Mongolia$2,0000.00001%
143.Gabon$2,0000.00001%
144.Guinea$2,0000.00001%
145.Gibraltar$1,0000.00000%
146.Eritrea$1,0000.000003%
147.Afghanistan$1,0000.000003%
148.Angola$1,0000.000003%
149.Laos$1,0000.000003%

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Research Sources:
The World Factbook, Field Listing: Exports – Commodities, Central Intelligence Agency. Accessed on April 28, 2019

Trade Map, International Trade Centre. Accessed on April 28, 2019

Investopedia, Net Exports Definition. Accessed on April 28, 2019

Wine Spectator, FAQ on largest wine company in the world. Accessed on April 28, 2019

The Drinks Business, Top 10 Wine Brands 2015. Accessed on April 28, 2019