Wine Exports by Country

Wine Exports by Country

Wine exports by country

Global sales from wine exports by country amounted to US$32.4 billion in 2016.

Overall, the value of wine exports were down by an average -2.6% for all exporting countries since 2012 when wine shipments were valued at $33.2 billion. Year over year, wine exports improved in value by 1.7% from 2015 to 2016.

Among continents, European countries accounted for the highest dollar value of wine exports during 2016 with shipments worth $22.5 billion or 69.5% of global exported wine sales.

Oceania, led by Australia and New Zealand, came in at 8.8% followed closely by Latin America (excluding Mexico) and Caribbean wine exporters at 8.3%. Asia supplied 6.1% worth of global wine exports, North America shipped 5.1% while Africa was the source for 2.1% of international wine sales.

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

Wine Exports by Country

Countries

Below are the 15 countries that exported the highest dollar value worth of wine during 2016:

  1. France: US$9.1 billion (28.2% of total wine exports)
  2. Italy: $6.2 billion (19.2%)
  3. Spain: $3 billion (9.2%)
  4. Chile: $1.9 billion (5.7%)
  5. Australia: $1.7 billion (5.3%)
  6. United States: $1.6 billion (4.8%)
  7. New Zealand: $1.1 billion (3.5%)
  8. Germany: $1 billion (3.2%)
  9. Argentina: $816.8 million (2.5%)
  10. Portugal: $804.5 million (2.5%)
  11. Hong Kong: $669.3 million (2.1%)
  12. United Kingdom: $663.9 million (2.1%)
  13. South Africa: $661.6 million (2%)
  14. China: $542.5 million (1.7%)
  15. Singapore: $455.1 million (1.4%)

The listed 15 countries shipped 93.5% of all wine exports in 2016 (by value).

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing wine exporters since 2012 were: China (up 606.3%), Hong Kong (up 193.6%), New Zealand (up 14.3%) and the United States (up 13.3%).

Those countries that posted declines in their exported wine sales were led by: Germany (down -17.7%), South Africa (down -14.3%), Australia (down -13.1%), Argentina (down -12.1%), Portugal (down -11.1%) and Spain (down -10.1%).

Advantages

The following countries posted the highest positive net exports for wine during 2016. 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$8.3 billion (net export surplus down -10.5% since 2012)
  2. Italy: $5.9 billion (up 4.3%)
  3. Spain: $2.8 billion (down -10.7%)
  4. Chile: $1.8 billion (up 3%)
  5. Australia: $1.2 billion (down -15.1%)
  6. New Zealand: $996.9 million (up 16.1%)
  7. Argentina: $806.2 million (down -12.8%)
  8. Portugal: $683.9 million (down -13.8%)
  9. South Africa: $633.4 million (down -15.2%)
  10. Georgia: $112.3 million (up 77.4%)
  11. Moldova: $106.2 million (down -24.6%)
  12. Hungary: $65.6 million (up 56.4%)
  13. Macedonia: $52.2 million (down -27.5%)
  14. Greece: $43.4 million (down -15.4%)
  15. Bulgaria: $15 million (down -67.7%)

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 2016. 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$4.2 billion (net export deficit up 7.9% since 2011)
  2. United Kingdom: -$3.4 billion (down -18.7%)
  3. China: -$1.8 billion (up 21.2%)
  4. Canada: -$1.7 billion (down -11.6%)
  5. Germany: -$1.7 billion (down -9.9%)
  6. Japan: -$1.5 billion (down -4.7%)
  7. Switzerland: -$972.7 million (down -4.3%)
  8. Hong Kong: -$883.3 million (up 8.9%)
  9. Belgium: -$847.5 million (down -20.9%)
  10. Netherlands: -$774 million (down -13.5%)
  11. Russia: -$718.4 million (down -32.3%)
  12. Sweden: -$679.6 million (no change)
  13. Denmark: -$505.9 million (down -2.9%)
  14. Norway: -$382.7 million (down -5.2%)
  15. Ireland: -$294.4 million (down -6.9%)

New World Wine leader the United States 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

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RankExporter2016 Wine Exports% World Total
1.FranceUS$9.1 billion28.2%
2.Italy$6.2 billion19.2%
3.Spain$3 billion9.2%
4.Chile$1.9 billion5.7%
5.Australia$1.7 billion5.3%
6.United States$1.6 billion4.8%
7.New Zealand$1.1 billion3.5%
8.Germany$1 billion3.2%
9.Argentina$816.8 million2.5%
10.Portugal$804.5 million2.5%
11.Hong Kong$669.3 million2.1%
12.United Kingdom$663.9 million2.1%
13.South Africa$661.6 million2%
14.China$542.5 million1.7%
15.Singapore$455.1 million1.4%
16.Netherlands$269 million0.8%
17.Austria$165.4 million0.5%
18.Belgium$151.5 million0.5%
19.Lithuania$132.4 million0.4%
20.Denmark$128.2 million0.4%
21.Georgia$113.5 million0.4%
22.Moldova$107.9 million0.3%
23.Switzerland$103.4 million0.3%
24.Hungary$86.8 million0.3%
25.Greece$80.9 million0.2%
26.Latvia$72.6 million0.2%
27.Canada$68.3 million0.2%
28.Malaysia$60.7 million0.2%
29.Macedonia$52.8 million0.2%
30.Israel$40.2 million0.1%
31.Bulgaria$32.5 million0.1%
32.Thailand$29.7 million0.09%
33.Sweden$29.4 million0.09%
34.Czech Republic$25.6 million0.08%
35.Luxembourg$24.3 million0.08%
36.Estonia$23.1 million0.07%
37.Romania$22.7 million0.07%
38.Finland$21.9 million0.07%
39.Lebanon$16.7 million0.05%
40.Montenegro$16.4 million0.05%
41.Ukraine$16.2 million0.05%
42.Slovenia$16.2 million0.05%
43.Mozambique$16 million0.05%
44.Slovakia$14.9 million0.05%
45.Serbia$14.9 million0.05%
46.Croatia$11.6 million0.04%
47.Indonesia$11.1 million0.03%
48.Morocco$10.4 million0.03%
49.Poland$10.3 million0.03%
50.Turkey$10.1 million0.03%
51.Uruguay$9.6 million0.03%
52.Russia$9.4 million0.03%
53.Norway$8.8 million0.03%
54.India$7.5 million0.02%
55.Belarus$6.5 million0.02%
56.Armenia$6.1 million0.02%
57.Mexico$6 million0.02%
58.Brazil$5.9 million0.02%
59.Ireland$5.7 million0.02%
60.Uzbekistan$5 million0.02%
61.Taiwan$4.9 million0.02%
62.United Arab Emirates$4.4 million0.01%
63.Azerbaijan$3.4 million0.01%
64.Bosnia/Herzegovina$2.6 million0.01%
65.Kazakhstan$2.3 million0.01%
66.Jamaica$1.8 million0.01%
67.Tunisia$1.7 million0.01%
68.Togo$1.7 million0.01%
69.Japan$1.5 million0.005%
70.Cyprus$1.4 million0.004%
71.Philippines$1.2 million0.004%
72.Malta$1.2 million0.004%
73.Mauritius$1.2 million0.004%
74.Panama$1.1 million0.003%
75.Peru$921,0000.003%
76.Guatemala$867,0000.003%
77.Sri Lanka$700,0000.002%
78.Algeria$626,0000.002%
79.Kyrgyzstan$489,0000.002%
80.Burkina Faso$469,0000.001%
81.South Korea$439,0000.001%
82.Ghana$358,0000.001%
83.Dominican Republic$270,0000.001%
84.Barbados$254,0000.001%
85.Ethiopia$252,0000.001%
86.Senegal$215,0000.001%
87.British Virgin Is.$195,0000.001%
88.Vietnam$193,0000.001%
89.Kenya$163,0000.001%
90.Swaziland$141,0000.0004%
91.Rwanda$129,0000.0004%
92.Benin$127,0000.0004%
93.Macao$117,0000.0004%
94.Iceland$105,0000.0003%
95.Uganda$100,0000.0003%
96.Jordan$91,0000.0003%
97.Madagascar$87,0000.0003%
98.Côte d'Ivoire$87,0000.0003%
99.Syrian Arab Republic$75,0000.0002%
100.Palestine$70,0000.0002%
101.Bolivia$63,0000.0002%
102.Venezuela$63,0000.0002%
103.Guyana$47,0000.0001%
104.Aruba$44,0000.0001%
105.Namibia$44,0000.0001%
106.Zimbabwe$44,0000.0001%
107.Angola$41,0000.0001%
108.Netherlands Antilles$39,0000.0001%
109.Cameroon$38,0000.0001%
110.Albania$36,0000.0001%
111.Iran$36,0000.0001%
112.Bermuda$33,0000.0001%
113.French Polynesia$30,0000.0001%
114.Ecuador$29,0000.0001%
115.Belize$28,0000.0001%
116.Gabon$24,0000.0001%
117.Saint Lucia$24,0000.0001%
118.Myanmar$23,0000.0001%
119.Botswana$23,0000.0001%
120.Cambodia$19,0000.0001%
121.Colombia$17,0000.0001%
122.Costa Rica$15,0000.00005%
123.Cayman Islands$14,0000.00004%
124.Bahamas$14,0000.00004%
125.Trinidad/Tobago$14,0000.00004%
126.Samoa$11,0000.00003%
127.Cuba$11,0000.00003%
128.El Salvador$8,0000.00002%
129.Micronesia$8,0000.00002%
130.St Vincent/Grenadines$7,0000.00002%
131.Nigeria$4,0000.00001%
132.Djibouti$4,0000.00001%
133.Fiji$4,0000.00001%
134.Antigua/Barbuda$3,0000.00001%
135.US Minor Outlying Is.$3,0000.00001%
136.Turks/Caicos Is.$2,0000.00001%
137.Bhutan$2,0000.00001%
138.Equatorial Guinea$2,0000.00001%
139.Congo$2,0000.00001%
140.Grenada$2,0000.00001%
141.Lesotho$1,0000.000003%
142.Liberia$1,0000.000003%
143.Bangladesh$1,0000.000003%
144.Qatar$1,0000.000003%

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Research Sources:
The World Factbook, Field Listing: Exports – Commodities, Central Intelligence Agency. Accessed on May 15, 2017

Trade Map, International Trade Centre. Accessed on May 15, 2017

Investopedia, Net Exports Definition. Accessed on May 15, 2017

Wine Spectator, FAQ on largest wine company in the world. Accessed on May 15, 2017

The Drinks Business, Top 10 Wine Brands 2015. Accessed on May 15, 2017