Andalucia exported wine to the value of €100m between January and November 2014 according to official figures which show an increase of 6.5% over the €94.3m in same period in 2013. Of the total exported, 86.4% was wine with a Denominación de Origen (DO) bringing in €86.8m as opposed to 2013’s €75.6m and a 15% increase in value.
|(one of the Grupo Estevez bodegas, Jerez)|
The province of Cádiz fared best with sales valued at €83m, largely Sherry of course. Málaga was next with export sales of €8.2m then Córdoba with almost €5m, Huelva with €1.5m, Sevilla €1.2m. Almería, Granada and Jaén earned a further €1.4m between them. The latter four exported mainly table wines.
As to the main destinations, the UK is in the lead, importing €34.5m worth, or 35% of the value of total andaluz wine exports. The Low Countries were next with €13m, then the USA with €11.7m.