Cape exports pass 300 million litres

16 May, 2008

South Africa saw global wine exports grow by 35% in the first quarter of 2008, exceeding the 300 million-litre mark for the first time.

This export growth has also created the first instance of sales of the country's wines in overseas markets outstripping domestic sales.

Su Birch, chief executive of Wines of South Africa, said: "Export buoyancy can be attributed to growing demand in Scandinavia, Germany, North America and Africa, as well as the recovery of South Africa's position in the UK."

WOSA said record numbers of exhibitors were expected for its Cape 2008 wine show, to be held in Cape Town in September.




Bookmark this


Site Search

COMMENT

Lifting the spirits

I were to sum up alcohol sales over Christmas 2017 in one word, it would be “gin”. At Nielsen, we define the Christmas period as the 12 weeks to December 30 and in that time gin sales were £199.4 million, which means they increased by £55.4 million compared with Christmas 2016. There’s no sign the bubble is about to burst either. Growth at Christmas 2016 was £22.4 million, so gin has increased its value growth nearly two-and-a-half times in a year. The spirit added more value to
total a

Click for more »
Upcoming events

Polls

Is blended Scotch overshadowed by single malt in retailers?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Don't know

Facebook

Twitter