States Department of Agriculture
Trade and U.S. Export
- U.S. Wine Exports Continue to Climb
- 15 Consecutive Years of Growth
- The combination of robust foreign demand, market
promotion efforts, recovering international economies,
and reports of favorable health effects associated with
moderate wine consumption have all fueled U.S. wine
exports since 1985. In calendar year 1999, U.S. wine
exports (including cider, fermented beverages, and must)
reached $540.9 million, up 2 percent from 1998. The
United Kingdom, Canada, and Japan were the top markets.
The largest gains were South Korea at $2.7 million (up
128 percent) and China at $2 million (up 247 percent).
Last modified: Thursday, April 06, 2000