The year 2021 was highly positive for Portuguese wines’ exports, compared to the same period in 2020. According to data released by ViniPortugal, in 2021 there was an increase of 8.11% in value in exports compared to the same period of 2020, having exceeded 925 million euros.
It’s worth noting the growth in exports in the United States (+13.08%), German (+13.46%) and Brazilian (+8.65%) markets. On the other hand, the Angolan and Swedish markets recorded decreases of, respectively, -7.40% and -4.06%.
Analysing the European markets where ViniPortugal promotes wines, Poland was the country that registered the highest percentage growth, increasing 19.54% in 2021 (exceeding 30.98 million euros), followed by Germany, which increased 13 .46% (exceeding 54.67 million euros) and Denmark, with an increase of 6.68% (to 22.97 million euros).
Regarding Third Countries, emphasis is placed on exports of Portuguese wines to the USA (+13.08%), Brazil (+8.65%) and Russia (+34.50%), representing total sales of 104.32, 73 .77 and 10.98 million euros, respectively. 14.27 million euros were exported to China, a growth of 9.55% compared to 2020 and a recovery, given that in 2020 this market had declined.
“We are very satisfied with these results. This strong sales growth in value (of 8.11%) almost doubled that of 2020, with higher increase in new markets, but also strong grow in exports to our traditional markets.”, says Frederico Falcão, president of ViniPortugal.
ViniPortugal is the Interprofessional Wine Association. Its mission is to promote the image of Portugal as a wine producer par excellence, valuing the brand “Vinhos de Portugal/Wines of Portugal”, contributing to a sustained growth in volume and average price of Portuguese wines. ViniPortugal's founding members are eight professional associations: ACIBEV, ANCEVE and AND (representing trade), CAP, FENADEGAS, FENAVI and FEVIPOR (representing production) and ANDOVI (representing demarcated regions).