The Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac (BNIC) reports that cognac shipments continue to grow and once again reach their highest level in volume and value, with 211.1 million bottles shipped for 3.4 billion euros.
With 97.7 million bottles shipped during the campaign, the NAFTA zone (free trade agreement signed between Canada, the United States and Mexico) continues to grow (46% of shipments). The United States is still the export leader with 94.3 million bottles shipped in the 2018-2019 season.
Cognac is 98% exported
94.3 million bottles are shipped to the United States, 60 million bottles are shipped to the Far East. Europe represents 39.4 million bottles.
South Africa, Nigeria, and the Caribbean are areas that also represent a strong increase in shipments.
Top 10 shipments (in millions of bottles)
United States 94,3
United Kingdom 10,00
Hong Kong 4,3
South Africa 3,3
10,000 hectares of Cognac appellation, in addition, within three years
The cognac sector is implementing a three-year plantation plan of 10,000 hectares, consistent with its shipment forecasts. Once these new vines have been planted, the vineyard’s potential will be 86,000 hectares compared to 76,000 hectares today. This will enable it to ensure its development in the medium and long term.
Source : france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr