Record-breaking growth for Prosecco DOC occurred in the United States at 5.8% over 2021, overtaking the United Kingdom in terms of exported volumes by value, for the first time, according to the Prosecco DOC Consortium.
The Prosecco DOC Consortium also announced an increase in total Prosecco DOC production volume in 2022 with more than a proportional increase in sales value. Production volume rose by 1.8% over 2021 and sales value increased by 11.5% over 2021, reaching 638.5 million bottles sold for an estimated total value of more than 3 billion euros.
For the first time, the export quota reached 81.2%, while the 2022 domestic consumption equaled 18.8% of total sales, confirming its position as the leading wine by consumption, nationally.
The 2022 harvest was a success in terms of quantity and quality, satisfying anticipated demand for 2023.These excellent results confirm the efficient planning and management of this world-renowned denomination.
While today Italy consumes 120 million bottles of Prosecco DOC, the US is the top market for the denomination, with more than 134 million bottles imported in 2022.
The US is trailed by the UK, where volume increased 3.5% over 2021, importing 130 million bottles. Germany followed the UK growing by 2.8% and importing 46 million bottles. France maintained its fourth position in terms of Prosecco DOC exports, registering a 19% increase in volume and a 30% increase in value.