Romania exported wine worth EUR 25 M in the EU, imported almost double, Eurostat says


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Romania imported wine worth over EUR 46 million last year from the EU countries, and exported wine of EUR 24.9 million, reads the latest report by Eurostat.

Outside the European Union, Romania exported wine of EUR 5.471 million and imported wine of EUR 15.6 M.

In 2018, the sold production of wine (including sparkling wine, port and grape must) in the EU was around 15 billion litres. The largest wine producers were Italy, Spain and France, followed by Portugal, Germany and Hungary.

Top exporter: France

In 2018, the EU Member States exported €22.7 billion (bn) of wine. Over half of this wine was exported to countries outside of the EU (€11.6 bn, or 51% of the total wine exports), mainly to the United States (€3.8 bn, or 33% of extra-EU exports), followed by Switzerland (€1.0 bn, 9%), China (€1.0 bn, 8%), Canada (€0.9 bn, 8%), Japan and Hong Kong (both €0.8 bn, 7%).

France was by far the top exporter of wine, with extra-EU exports worth €5.4 bn in 2018, representing 47% of the EU Member States’ extra-EU exports of wine. It was followed by Italy (€3.1 bn, 26%) and Spain (€1.2 bn, 10%).

Top importer: The United Kingdom

Looking at the import flows, the EU Member States imported a total of €13.4 bn of wine in 2018. Only 20% of this came from non-EU countries, notably from Chile (€0.6 bn, 22% of extra-EU imports), Australia (€0.45 bn, 17%), the United States (€0.43 bn, 16%), South Africa (€0.4 bn, 15%) and New Zealand (€0.37 bn, 14%).

Among the EU Member States, the largest importer of wine was the United Kingdom (€1.2 bn, or 47% of the EU Member States’ extra-EU imports), followed by Germany (€0.3 bn, 11%), the Netherlands (€0.2 bn, 9%) and France (€0.2 bn, 8%).

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