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China’s top 10 wine importing countries in 2020

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

  1. I think that your info on San Pedro is not accurate
    No news about being sold
    Please clarify

  2. vdonatiello

    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 …..

    • Hi, the data is from Chinese customs and it includes bottled and bulk wines.

      • vdonatiello

        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

      • vdonatiello

        Hi Natalie, i hope i am not abusing of your expertise … while i was looking for data on China import of bottled wine (below 2 litre) i used to check this site [ https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/nfL6M8xYb6L31bKBPcnfMg ] but seems it has not updates … maybe u are aware of some other source …

  3. Kevin Wilson

    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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