Which Countries Import the Most Wine?

Wines March 01, 2017
Blog Blog  /  Beverages  /  Wines
Author: Sergey Avramenko
Head of Global Markets Research Team

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The value of total imports on the global wine market in 2015 stood at 32,096 million USD. There was an annual increase of +2.1% for the period from 2007 to 2015. In physical terms, wine imports reached 10,189 million liters in 2015, 308 million liters (3%) less than the previous year.

In 2015, according to market research conducted by IndexBox, Germany (1,532 million liters), the U.K. (1,409 million liters), the U.S. (1,102 million liters), and France (733 million liters) were the main destinations for wine imports, together making up 47% of total imports.

From 2007 to 2015, France and the U.S. had the highest growth rates of imports, with a CAGR of +4.1% and +3.4%, respectively. The remaining importing countries showed mixed dynamics: Germany (+1.0%), and the U.K. (-1.3%).

The U.K. significantly saw its share reduced from 19% in 2007, to 15% in 2015, while Germany reduced its share by - 2 percentage points. The shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

Top 5 wine importing countries in 2015

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