According to the report “World: Wine And Grape Must – Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025“, recently published by IndexBox, the amount of wine imported worldwide stood at 250K tonnes in 2016, approximately mirroring the previous year level. Overall, wine imports continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2008, when import increased by 17% from the previous year level. Global wine import peaked of 308K tonnes in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.
In value terms, wine imports stood at $518M in 2016. In general, wine imports continue to indicate a mild slump. In that year, global wine imports attained its maximum level of $746M. From 2012 to 2016, growth of global wine imports failed to regain its strength.
Top Wine Importing Countries in the World
- USA (71.5 million USD)
- United Kingdom (53.4 million USD)
- Spain (50.1 million USD)
- Belgium (46.2 million USD)
- Germany (41.1 million USD)
- France (37.7 million USD)
- Russia (28.9 million USD)
- Poland (19.7 million USD)
- Netherlands (18.9 million USD)
- Portugal (13.6 million USD)
- Switzerland (10.5 million USD)
- Czech Republic (7.9 million USD)
Wine Imports By Country
The imports of the seven major importers of wine, namely the UK, France, Germany, Russia, the U.S., Belgium, and Spain, represented more than two-thirds of total import. The following importers – Poland (8.3K tonnes), the Netherlands (8K tonnes), Portugal (6.9K tonnes), Switzerland (4.2K tonnes), and Czech Republic (4.1K tonnes) together made up 13% of total imports.
From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of wine imports, among the main importing countries, was attained by Spain (+64.6% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.
In value terms, the largest wine markets worldwide were the U.S. ($72M), the UK ($53M) and Spain ($50M), together comprising 34% of global imports.
Spain (+19.8% per year) recorded the highest growth rate of wine imports, in terms of the main importing countries, over the last 9 years, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.
Wine Import Prices By Country
In 2016, the average import price for wine amounted to $2,073 per tonne, surging by 2% against the previous year. Overall, wine import price continues to indicate a mild shrinkage. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2011, when it surged by 7% against the previous year level. Over the period under review, average wine import price attained its maximum level of $2,451 per tonne in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength.
There were significant differences in the average import prices amongst major importing countries. In 2016, the country with the highest import prices was the U.S. ($3,624 per tonne), while France ($1,268 per tonne) was among the lowest.
From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of wine import prices was attained by Poland (+1.2% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.