Champagne shipments for 2017


The
final figures for Champagne shipments in 2017 were recently announced.

Total sales amounted to 307.3 million bottles, which is + 0.4% compared to 2016.

The French market dropped by 2.5% with 153.7 million bottles. "A decline stronger than expected due to disappointing sales in December," commented Maxime Toubart, president of the Syndicat Général des Vignerons, co-president of the Comité Champagne.

The export, up 3.5%, nearly equals France with 153.6 million bottles. The growth drivers are confirmed outside the European Union (- 1.3% with 76.6 million bottles), since other countries now exceed EU, increasing by nearly 9% to reach 77 million of bottles.

Jean-Marie Barillère, president of the Union des Maisons de Champagne, co-president of the Comité Champagne, is pleased that "thanks to the export and the valuation of its cuvées, Champagne achieves the record turnover of 4.9 billion Euros ".

Data by export country will be available in the next few weeks.

 

Liz Palmer's multi-award winning book "The Ultimate Guide To Champagne"

 

 

About Liz Palmer

Award Winning Author and Wine Journalist Liz Palmer is a well-respected wine journalist since 2004 and has an international reputation as a critic and judge. Liz has had the pleasure of interviewing and tasting with some of the industry’s leading winemakers, professors and personalities. Liz Palmer’s articles have appeared in national and international magazines. She is one of four founding international hosts for #ChampagneDay 2011-2017; she has served as a judge for the 2013-2017 Global Traveler's Wines on the Wing airline wine competition (New York); 2014-2017 Michelangelo International Wine Awards (South Africa) 2014-2017; and for The Stevie Awards for Women in Business (New York) (2014-2017). Her Memberships include: Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada, Circle of Wine Writers (UK), International Federation of Wine and Spirits Journalists and Writers (FIJEV); Wine Century Club (NYC), The Fine Wine Reserve, and Les Dames d’Escoffier (President – Toronto Chapter). 2017 Awards: Liz Palmer’s first book, “The Ultimate Guide To Champagne” has received the National Award for the best French Wine Book at the Gourmand World Awards 2017. On April 7th, 2017 she was awarded the title of “Dame Chevalier” of the Ordre de Coteaux de Champagne at an official ceremony in Paris.