Chile and New Zealand stand out in a tough year

Chile and New Zealand stand out in a tough year

just-drinks brings you export figures for the major wine producer countries in 2009, courtesy of a report supplied this week by Rabobank.

All figures are in local currencies and sourced from national industry trade bodies.

  • France reported a 9% fall in volume and a 19% fall in value.
  • Spain reported a 10% fall in volume a 13.5% fall in value.
  • Italy rose 6% in volume but fell 6% in value, making the best 'Old World' performer.
  • The US saw exports fall 15% in volume and 10% in value.
  • In South America, Argentina dropped 32% in volume and 1.6% in value.
  • Chile rose by 18% in volume and crept up 0.1% in value.
  • Australia rose by 9.4% in volume but slipped 8% in value.
  • New Zealand performed the best, rising by 34% in volume and 13% in value.
  • South Africa fell by 4.4% in volume. Value figures were not given.