Champagne Shipments Rise 1.6%

Comité Champagne said 326 million bottles of Champagne were shipped globally in 2022, an increase of 1.6% from the previous year – proof the committee said of the dynamism of the Champagne market in both volume and value. For the first time, the value of global shipments passed the €6 million (about $6.5  million) threshold.

France, with sales of 138.4 million bottles, recorded a small decline (down 1.7% from 2021). Exports, at 187.5 million bottles, increased by 4.3% in the course of a year. Now comprising a majority of the Champagne market, the share of exports has risen from 45% 10 years ago to more than 57% today. Full country results, including for the United States, will be made available in the coming months.

President of the Syndicat Général des Vignerons and co-president of the Comité Champagne, Maxime Toubart, praised these results as “a reward for the efforts of the Champagne producers to maintain the position of Champagne as an outstanding wine.”

David Chatillon, president of the Union des Maisons de Champagne and co-president of the Comité Champagne, added that “Champagne, as the supreme wine of celebrations, has been the natural choice of the world’s consumers as they rejoiced at the end of lockdowns and rediscovered a taste for parties, for going out and for traveling.

Global geopolitical and economic circumstances may encourage a prudent outlook for 2023, but the Champagne growers and houses remain confident in the basic health of their business.

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