According to figures published by the Federation of Exporters of Wines and Spirits (CFTS), year 2010 has been that of recovery. The amount of exports reached value 9,09 billion, an increase of 18.3%. Les anticipations sont favorables pour 2011 : if the markets continue to grow export, sector could regain its high levels of 2007 and 2008.
The Champagne, representing 21% exports, straightened head 2010, after one year 2009 disastrous, as Export, down sharply, on the French market. Sales do not equal the record 2007 (338.7 million bottles sold) but they still reached about 320 million bottles, a figure up 10% on 2009. This is indeed the export sales which drew, with an increase of 22% and 134 million bottles sold.
Spirits have also contributed to these results. This sector represents 18% of total sales, was marked by a strong recovery in sales Cognac (+33%) and more vodka (+40%).
On it’s obvious that Bordeaux represent in turn 17% exports, ils ont bénéficié de l’explosion de la demande asiatique : China and Hong Kong have become the first destination for Bordeaux wines in value.
As for the Burgundy, elle a aussi bien progressé en 2010 : turnover, up 16% totaled 576 million for 89.2 million bottles sold. This region, which had suffered the full brunt of the crisis found virtually, in 2010, the average level of the past decade in terms of selling bottles.
We note that the United States remains the top destination for French wines and spirits (+25,4 % to 1,6 billion euros). The United Kingdom's heels (1,3 billion euros, up 7,5 %). Followed by Germany (789 M €) and Belgium (593). China is now the fifth country buyer, with 564.8 M € sales, mais une progression insolente de … 78.8% !
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