FRANCE: Wine exports still in doldrums - figures
The slump in French wine exports shows little sign of abating according to half-year figures released by export trade federation, FEVS.
Overall, French still wines declined by 6.2% in volume and 10% in value during the six-month period.
Bordeauxs in particular, however, faired much worse, with volumes sold falling by 11.4% compared to a decline of 18% in value.
Bucking the trend were Loire whites and Cotes-de-Provence roses, which increased almost 20% and more than 100%, respectively, in value terms, due mainly to strong demand in the US.
It was a more postive picture for French spirits with exports up 3.5% in value, thanks to cognac and vodka sales. Champagnes were up by 3.7% in value, the federation said.
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