US wine imports reached record high value of 5.9 billion USD, led by growth in bulk.
- In 2017 US imported 8.5% more wine, spending 6.7% more US dollars, up to 5.9 billion USD and 1.2 billion liters. Wine imported in bulk increased by 24.3% and 21.2% respectively. New category of bag-in-box shows little relevance in US wine imports.
- Sparkling wine shows good growth rates in value and volume, whereas semi-sparkling wine – a very small quantity though – grows even stronger in USD and liters, also a better evolution in average price.
- Among top suppliers, France shows outstanding growth in value (+15.9%) and in liters (+16.4%) with Australia increasing volume at much lower prices (-16.9%). France and Italy strongest suppliers in terms of value of bottled wine, Spain in sixth place with 258.6 million USD (+2.6%).
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