After a slow growth in 2001, the Chilean wine industry's export sales increased 8% in January compared to the same month in 2001. The industry exported a solid US$47.5m in exports during the period, according to a Tuesday announcement by the Vinas de Chile winery association. The growth was boosted by an increase in sales to Japan, which is one of Chile's largest export markets.  Exports to that country jumped 118%, while those to the UK grew 15%.  The US, on the other hand, purchased 2% less Chilean wine.