The past 2017 has produced an increase in exports of Spanish wine. According to the ICEX España Exportación e Inversiones report, more than 4,000 companies exported wine in 2017, with an increase of 2.1% in the number of companies, and increasing the turnover of their exports + 7.8%.
The main destination of Spanish wine exports is Europe, followed by the United States and China, which markedly increased its wine imports in 2017 and recorded its historical highs in both value and volume.
By Spanish regions, Castilla-La Mancha is the most invoiced and Catalonia is the community with the largest number of wineries in 2017.
Of the 3,186.2 million euros obtained last year, (which is 260 million euros more than in 2016) the largest increases in revenues are for Castilla-La Mancha (+120.7 million), the Valencian Community (+ 46.2), Castilla y León and Extremadura (both earning 22 million more), and those that fell were Andalucía, Asturias and Canarias.
Regarding imports, Spanish wine imports fell in terms of volume in 2017 (-9%) but increased by 5.4% in value, as the average price increased by 15.9%. Spain imports, above all, aromatized from Italy and sparkling Italian and French (in this case mostly Champagne). Italy is the main supplier in terms of volume and France is the supplier in terms of value.
These are data that encourage us to continue working to open markets and export our quality wines D.O. Ribera del Duero 912 de altitud and Viejo Mundo that produces Bodegas Veganzones.