The 2011 closed with a +14% in revenue (4 billion more than in 2010) for the Italian wine exported to the world. AND’ What emerges from an analysis of Coldiretti on the basis of the trends reported by Istat in foreign trade for the first nine months of 2011. Wine ranks as the most important voice of the national agrifood exports over half of turnover abroad – emphasizes the Coldiretti – is made in EU countries where there is an increase in value of 13 per cent, with Germany in the lead among EU countries that appreciate the wine made in Italy.
Less than a quarter of the foreign turnover is achieved in the United States with a record increase in value of 17 percent in 2011. The real surprise – continues Coldiretti – but Asian countries starting from China, where wine exports are virtually doubled (+87%).
The result in foreign markets bodes well for the harvest that just ended was of good quality but on production levels from all-time record representing a fall of wine production 14% for a production estimated at around 40 millions of hectolitres. As a result of the collapse in the vintage Italy loses the quantitative world supremacy in favour of France jumped over the 50,2 millions of hectolitres (+11% with respect to the 2010) but it risks being overtaken by Spain, where the drop was content to 2 percent for a total of 39,9 millions of hectolitres.