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. 4 Italy

Italy's flag (pic: file photo)
Italy’s flag (pic: file photo)

The world’s biggest wine producer Italy exported about 101 million euros worth of wines to China last year, representing a drop of 28% over previous year.

The country is among a few that have been actively promoting Italian wines after China lifted lockdown measures by organizing roadshows and launching its inguinal Wine to Asia trade fair in Shenzhen last November.

With tariffs levied on Australia effective for the next five years, we are expecting Italian wines to take up a slice of that 40% market share.

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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