Chilean wine exports have risen in both volume and value terms in the first five months of 2008, according to local reports.

Without citing a source, local news service BIS said today (4 July) that exports in value terms rose by 14% on the corresponding period a year ago, to US$537.1m. In volume terms, exports were up by a less impressive 4% to 239.2m litres.

While bottled wine exports increased by 12.6% in value and 1.6% in volume to $449m and 136m litres respectively, bulk wine shipments climbed by 15.1% in value terms to $64m.

For the 12 months to May, bottled wine exports rose 22.6% to $1.13bn and by 13.1% in volume to 355m litres, the news service added.