Aus­tralian wine gets Chi­nese boost

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - BUSINESS -

Stronger de­mand for pre­mium Aus­tralian wine in China has con­trib­uted to a 10 per­cent in­crease in Australia’s over­all wine ex­port value, ac­cord­ing to Wine Australia’s ex­port re­port re­leased on Wed­nes­day. China main­tained its po­si­tion as the No 1 ex­port value des­ti­na­tion for Aus­tralian wine in 2016-17, after ex­port value to China grew by 44 per­cent to be worth A$607 mil­lion ($482 mil­lion). The to­tal value of ex­ports grew by A$201 mil­lion to A$2.3 bil­lion. While the ex­port value of wine to the United King­dom fell, the re­port said the UK re­mained the No 1 des­ti­na­tion for Aus­tralian wine ex­ports by vol­ume, in­di­cat­ing that UK con­sumers pre­fer cheaper Aus­tralian wines, while Chi­nese tastes are a lit­tle more ex­pen­sive.

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