Wine imports in China in the first 11 months of 2020 suffered close to 30% drop. (pic: stock image)

Wine imports in China (pic: stock image)

Here are the top 10 wine exporters to China in 2021. All top wine suppling countries registered growth except for one.

No 6. US

USA's national flag (pic: file image)
USA’s national flag (pic: file image)

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. 

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