SOUTH AFRICA: Cape wine exports rise and fall in different markets

By Arnold Kirkby | 14 February 2001

While South Africa's total wine exports grew by an average of 8.4% for 2000, those to certain European markets increased substantially more and white wine volumes to Australasia hit a phenomenal 370%. According to figures released by the South African Wine Industry Information and Services (SAWIS), the UK remains the largest importer of Cape wines with 57 895 856 litres exported last year compared with 53 745 526 litres in 1999, an increase of 8%, which is in keeping with the average for the year.

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While South Africa's total wine exports grew by an average of 8.4% for 2000, those to certain European markets increased substantially more and white wine volumes to Australasia hit a phenomenal 370%. According to figures released by the South African Wine Industry Information and Services (SAWIS), the UK remains the largest importer of Cape wines with 57 895 856 litres exported last year compared with 53 745 526 litres in 1999, an increase of 8%, which is in keeping with the average for the year.

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