Growing demand for Australian wine

AUSTRALIAN wine exports increased by 15pc to $2.56b in the 12 months ending December 2017, according to Wine Australia’s Export Report.

The 15pc increase in the value of exports is the highest annual growth rate since 2004 and it was also a record-breaking year for volume, with exports growing by 8pc 811 million litres, a calendar year high.

“Growing demand for premium Australian wine increased the value of bottled wine exports by 17pc to $2.1b, while the average price per litre for bottled wine grew by 3pc to a record $5.63,” Wine Australia chief executive officer Andreas Clark said.

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