China wine imports (pic: iStock)

Wine imports in China are dropping (pic: istock image)

China's top 10 wine importing countries in 2020 have been revealed. All experienced downturns as expected except one country. Find out who they are.

No. 6 Argentina

Argentinean flag (pic: file photo)
Argentinean flag (pic: file photo)

Argentina is the only country in the top 10 that saw growth last year in China, becoming the lone star performer, indicating that Chinese consumers are warming up to its signature Malbec.

Its wine exports to China grew by 2% to 25 million euros last year compared with 2019, a notable growth from 2019’s 14 million euros, based on customs data.

If Argentinean producers play their cards right, the upward trajectory could lead to much bigger market share, a step closer to edging closer to its South American neighbor Chile.

7 thoughts on “China’s top 10 wine importing countries in 2020

  1. Dear Natalie, thanks for your article … if possible could you mention the source of your data (value of China import for each country and if the number related only to below 2 litre bottled wine or wine category as whole thus including bulk …..

      1. Hi Natalie, thanks for fast reply … by chance do you have access to data for bottled wine (without bulk and sparkling) … before i remember CAWS publishes … many thanks indeed

  2. Thanks Natalie, this is fascinating reading, and it will be very interesting as to how the market in China for imported wines changes in the next 2 to 3 years.

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