FRANCE: Nine-month wine and spirits exports fall
French wine exports for the first nine months of 2009 fell 11% in volume and 24% in value, according to the latest quarterly figures from industry body Fédération des Exportateurs de Vins et Spiritueux (FEVS).
Around 96.7m cases of wines, worth around EUR3.68bn (US$5.54bn), were exported in the nine months to the end of September.
Champagne exports slid 33% in volume and fell 38.5% in value, compared to the same period last year.
French spirits exports fell 11.5%, to 33m cases, and dropped 15% in value to EUR1.59bn. Cognac exports fell 20% in volume and value, the FEVS said.
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