About the Chinese wine sector

A key player for the international wine market

Over the past 10 years, China has emerged as a key player in the international wine arena. The alcoholic beverage industry is now six times greater than it was and China currently ranks amongst the top 10 wine-producing countries in the world.


Total wine exports from EU 28 to China in value (euros) 

Exportations in value


Total wine exports from EU 28 to China in volume (1 000 hl)

charts exports-volume


Consumption trends

According to the UK-based IWSR, wine consumption in China increased by 36% between 2010 and 2014 amounting to a constant compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of about 12%. Canada, the second fastest growing, trailed at just over 2% CAGR.

Wine consumption in China is expected to rise about 25% by 2018 (181 million cases).


Wine consumption in China (1 000 hl)

charts exports-consumption