Chinese wine import stats


As background for my article tomorrow charting wine's infiltration of Chinese culture, I thought you might be interested in these figures on the wines China imported in 2012 by country. 

The total volume imported was 394,455,181 litres, 7.9% more than in 2011, although that growth rate may slow if the Chinese government carries out its threat of even higher taxes (see China threatens action against EU wine).

In 2012 France was still the dominant exporter of wine to China, accounting for almost half the total volume. After France, in descending order, were Spain, Chile, Australia, Italy, America, Portugal, South...