FRANCE: Bordeaux enjoys 2006 sales boost
The Conseil Interprofessionnel du Vin de Bordeaux (CIVB) has released its sales figures for 2006.
The CIVB said yesterday (22 March) that sales had risen by 7% in value terms, while volumes rose 1%, indicating that less but better wine is being sold.
In 2006, Bordeaux wine produces sold EUR3.2bn (US$4.3bn) of wine. In volume terms, that equated to 5.6m hectolitres. Some 68% of sales were made in France was domestic and 32% on export markets.
Exports leapt 20%, the CIVB said, to EUR1.3bn. In volume terms, overseas sales inched up 1% to 241m bottles.
The UK remained the principal market by value, up 40%, accounting for EUR226m. Belgium remained Bordeaux's number one by volume, despite seeing sales falling 10%.
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