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29.9.16 Sherry Export Value Up 14%; Convenio Protests
The first seven months
of the year have seen sales in terms of value grow by 14.3% to a total of 21.5
compared to 18.8 million for the same period last year. This welcome
development is largely thanks to the United Kingdom, consistently the largest
export market, despite the worries over Brexit. Some non EU markets have shown impressive
growth such as Norway, where export earnings tripled, and China, where they
Beltran Domecq and Carmen Ortiz (centre) foto:diariodejerez.
These figures which were extracted from statistics
compiled by the Instituto de Comercio Exterior (ICEX), and show unmistakeable
growth in Sherry sales were revealed yesterday by Carmen Ortíz, the agriculture
minister at the Junta de Andalucía, during a vineyard visit with
representatives of the trade. She encouraged producers to continue following
the path of quality not only to increase sales in existing markets but to
develop new ones. “With the efforts of growers and bodegas we can keep moving
forward and realise our hopes” she said and pointed out that there is
collaboration between the trade and the Junta “which we want to boost” because
this traditional Andaluz wine has been the flagship of Spain and Andalucía
throughout the world.
Protestors at Fundador (foto:diariodejerez)
More demonstrations about
the Convenio de la Vid are being planned by the workers who are awaiting official
permission to demonstrate outside Williams & Humbert, Estévez and González
Byass next week. Yesterday they protested outside Osborne’s Bodega el Tiro. The
mood is that if the peaceful demonstrations achieve nothing then strike action
will be necessary, and they are quite prepared to undertake this.