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The new world of wine for 2020: New Zealand exports positive, US, Chile and South Africa collapse

France has already closed the black budget for 2020, Which represents a decrease of 1 billion for wine exports from outside the Alps. In Italy, Instead, the data arrives at a slower rate, with the first 10 months of 2020, which, however, indicates a confined contraction (-3.4%) in shipments. Spain, in the first 11 months of 2020, Wine exports saw a decrease of 3.4% from bulk, 2.5% from bottled wine and 11.9% from sparkling wine. But the world of wine, on a productive and commercial level, certainly does not end in Europe alone, on the contrary. There are countries that, Dennis Pantini, District Director of Nomisma Agri-food and Director of Wine Monitor, told WineNews, have already put 2020 in the attic, with some meltdowns and one exception: New Zealand, which is capable of closing at +4,5%. Not thanks to China, where shipments have fallen, but to the USA and Great Britain, where two-thirds of New Zealand wine shipped abroad, ends up in a wave of excellent bulk results. On the other hand, Australia literally pays the fees charged by China, Which almost wiped out its imports: at the end of 2020, the decline in the value of wine shipments -1.6%. The worst result is that South Africa, where the clash between government and the wine world certainly didn’t help the sector, which ended the year with an 8.6% drop in exports. Abroad, wine shipments in the US (-8.5%) and Chile (-7%) are also poor.

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