Wine exports make a positive start to the year


The positive trend in export sales for German wines in the past year continued in the first quarter of 2024.

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As the German Wine Institute (DWI) announced on the occasion of its export forum in Oppenheim, the value and volume of German wines exported in the first three months of the year both rose by nine per cent compared to the same quarter of the previous year.

Exports to China grew strongly, among other things. They increased by 47 per cent in value and 39 per cent in volume in the first quarter. German wine exporters also achieved double-digit increases in turnover and sales compared to the same period last year in the Netherlands, Poland, Japan and Denmark.  

For the two-month period from April 2023 to March 2024, exports of German wines totalled 1.17 million hectolitres with a value of 392 million euros, which represents an increase in value of 4.1 per cent compared to the same period in the previous year, with volumes remaining stable. The average price that producers paid for a litre of wine abroad during this period was 3.35 euros, 13 cents higher than in the same period last year.

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