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Champagne Sales Recover, Set to Grow

By February 25, 2022Top News

The Comité Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne announced in January that total shipments of Champagne in 2021 rose to 322 million bottles in 2021, an increase of 32% over 2020. The market in France was up by 25% at nearly 142 million bottles, a return to 2019 levels. Exports continued to rise as well to a new record of 180 million bottles globally. With limited tourism and live events due to the COVID-19 pandemic, home consumption of Champagne appears to have increased as “consumers have chosen to entertain themselves at home, compensating for the generally gloomy mood with new moments of celebration and sharing.” Uncertainty about the duration of the pandemic led the wine trade to reduce stocks in 2020. However, in 2021 the trend reversed with the acceleration in consumer demand since April. Problems linked to logistics and transport disruptions also factored into the 2021 figures.

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