Sales from the Spanish wine region of Navarra to EU countries fell by 9.4% in the first nine months of 2002 to 7.13m litres, according to figures released by the Navarra Consejo Regulador.

Sales to Germany were down by 18% at 2.35m litres, while sales to the UK fell by 28% to 1.12m litres. However, sales to the Netherlands rose by 38% to 1.52m litres, while exports to the US rose by 26.9% to 547,432 litres.

Total bottled wine exports of Navarra fell by 6.1% to 8.64m litres for the first nine months, while bulk exports fell by 15.9% to 1.18m litres.