GLOBAL: China wine consumption, imports slip - figures

Most popular

The 'metaverse' opportunity for beverage brands

India - Still spirits promised land? - comment

Sustainability and responsibility activations

Japan's love of lemon sour - A worldwide trend?

Campari faces familiar troubles - analysis


Wine consumption in China fell last year as the rapid rise in the market since the turn of the century is faltering, latest figures show. 


Consumption in the country slipped by 3.8% to 16.8m hectolitres in 2013, according to The International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV). “The rapid increase in consumption since the beginning of the 2000s appears to have come to a sudden end,” a report published by the trade group said yesterday (13 May).

China also imported 377m litres less wine in 2013 on the prior year, the OIV figures show. In value terms, this was a CYN9.6bn (US$1.56bn) drop for the world's fifth biggest wine importer. 

Earlier this year, however, separate figures showed that China has become the world's biggest consumer of red wine.

Meanwhile, the US remained the world's biggest consumer of wine in terms of volume, the OIV report found. However, the rate of growth slowed, rising by 0.5% last year, compared to 2% the prior year. Separate figures from the IWSR previously suggested that the US overtook France as the world's largest consumer of wine in 2011.

On the global wine market as a whole, the OIV concluded: “The long-awaited recovery that will mark the end of the financial and subsequently economic crisis, which began in 2008, is still to take place.”

Related Content

Australian wine pays price for China tariffs as December exports collapse - data

Australian wine pays price for China tariffs as December exports collapse - data...

COVID-19 threatens

COVID-19 threatens "permanent changes" to world's wine industry - video...

"China is certainly a worry" - just-drinks speaks to Treasury Wine Estates CEO Tim Ford...

Australian wine exports dip as COVID-19 takes toll

Australian wine exports dip as COVID-19 takes toll...

Oops! This article is copy protected.

Why can’t I copy the text on this page?

The ability to copy articles is specially reserved for people who are part of a group membership.

How do I become a group member?

To find out how you and your team can copy and share articles and save money as part of a group membership call Sean Clinton on
+44 (0)1527 573 736 or complete this form..

Forgot your password?