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1.7 million gallons of wine went from Chile to China in one year

on 31/12/13 at 11:03 am


imagesChilean wine producers aim to prosper on the booming Chinese export market. There are approximately 4.6 million consumers of Chilean wines, such as Sauvignon.

China’s status as Chile’s largest trading partner is largely fueled by the Asian giant’s insatiable appetite for raw materials, but as its emerging middle class looks abroad to source luxury items, Chilean wine producers are betting the time is ripe to expand upon that relationship.

“Asia is a market that we want and is where we have to stay,” Alejandro Palacios said at a Wines of Chile Seminar in Santiago last Thursday. “China ranks as the sixth destination of shipments in volume, which have reached 2.4 million cases between April 2012 and March 2013.”