No 6. US
The US levelled up to 6th position from 7th in 2020 with a 2.41% market share in China’s wine market.
In 2021, the US exported US$41 million worth of wines, a significant increase of 75.24% from the previous year. Its export volume also rose by 37.63% and reached 7.4 million liters.
The notable growth in American wine export value to China shows the persistent demand for American wine despite the 93% punitive tariffs imposed during the Trump administration.
Even though President Joe Biden has not lifted the duties, the American wine exports to China are catching up. After China imposed the tariff of up to 218% on Australian wine, California wines appeared more affordable and were back on wine merchants’ list again.
The launch of Penfolds California collection in the Chinese market might have also contributed to the growth in the American wine category.