English wine sales grow fast in Japan

UK-Japan News September 2020

Norway, the United States, Canada, Australia and Japan topped the list of countries with a growing appetite for English wine according to data shared by the Department for International Trade and WineGB­—the national association for the English and Welsh wine industry—on 8 September. Wine exports from the UK totalled 550,000 bottles in 2019—double that of 2018—and accounted for 10% of the 5.5mn bottles sold for the year at home and abroad. Japan stood out as one of the fastest-growing markets for UK wine, with 6% of 2019 exports going to the country that is already the third-largest market for Champagne.