German wine exports continue to grow


The positive trend in German wine exports has continued this year for the time being. This is shown by the latest export data presented by the German Wine Institute (DWI) in the run-up to ProWein, the international wine fair in Düsseldorf.

According to the data, 33 per cent more wines were exported from the 13 German wine regions in the twelve-month period up to February this year compared to the same period last year, resulting in a 32 per cent increase in value.

In March, the DWI announced the highest level of wine export value since 2010: a total of 357 million euros for 2021. By February of this year, this value had risen by another 13 million euros. The export volume has grown by 60,000 hectolitres to around 1.3 million hectolitres.

A difficult export forecast

With regard to the further development of exports, however, DWI managing director Monika Reule pointed out that the recent increase in inflation and disrupted supply chains affecting most of the world, could also have a negative impact on exports of German wines.

The most important wine export destinations for German wines include the USA, Norway and the Netherlands. Together, a good third of the extra value in wine exports is generated there.

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data source: Federal Statistical Office / The German Wein Institute

source: AAWE American Association of Wine Economists, Prof. Karl Storchmann