Shipments of Champagne rose by 1.6 per cent in 2022, in comparison to the previous year with 326 million bottles shipped in total, which Comité Champagne says highlights the global dynamism of the global Champagne market.

The overall shipping of Champagne was made up of 138.4 million bottles for France, a small reduction of 1.7 per cent, while exports increased by 4.3 per cent to 187.5 million bottles. The global popularity of Champagne has increased over the last decade with exports’ share of the Champagne market increasing from 45 per cent 10 years ago to a little over 57  per cent today.

The increase in volume, also saw the value of exports grow, passing €6bn for the first time.

David Chatillon, President of the Union des Maisons de Champagne and co-president of the Comité Champagne, said: “Champagne, as the supreme wine of celebrations, had been the natural choice of the world’s consumers as they rejoiced at the end of lock-downs and rediscovered a taste for parties, for going out and travelling.”

President of the Syndicat Général des Vignerons and co-president of the Comité Champagne, Maxime Toubart praised the results as “a reward for the efforts of the Champagne producers to maintain the position of Champagne as an outstanding wine”.

Comité Champagne said the results from the last 12 months show how Champagne has recovered quickly from the pandemic and has “remained in the hearts and minds of consumers”.

The Comité Champagne also said “the sunny 2022 harvest, which was remarkable both for its quantity and quality, is going to play a role in rebuilding stocks to meet market demand”.

Andy Young

Andy joined Intermedia as Editor of The Shout in 2015, writing news on a daily basis and also writing features for National Liquor News. Now Managing Editor of both The Shout and Bars and Clubs.

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