Champagne volumes up 4.5% as UK chalks up market milestone

08 March, 2016

The UK has chalked up 20 years as the biggest export market for Champagne, new figures have revealed.

Export data for 2015 released by industry body the Comité Champagne show that shipments to the UK increased in volume by 4.5% last year.

The UK has been the biggest export market for the French region continuously since 1996 and conceded the position only four times in the decade before that.

UK growth in 2015 was three times the global figure and value sales were up by 7.3%.

Françoise Peretti, director of the Champagne Bureau in the UK, said: “The focus for everyone in Champagne is value, not volume.

“Champagne growers and houses understand the precious heritage of which they are the keepers, and they will spare no effort to conserve and enhance it.”




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