GERMANY: Wine consumption on the wane
By just-drinks.com editorial team | 13 October 2003
Red wine accounted for 51.8% of the total sales, compared to 42.7% last year. Of that total German produced wines accounted for 30%, an increase of 0.6%. French wines followed with a share of 24.6%, up 2.0 percentage points. Italy's share at 16.5%, was flat on the first half of 2002.
White wine accounted for 39.7% of sales, a fall of 8.9%. German white wines accounted for 62.1% of the total, falling 2.3% on last year. Italy held 11% of the share, with France controlling 6.2%.