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Export: United Kingdom, still leader by some distance

Chablis market summary 2016 in the UK
 
The economic context is tough, with an unfavorable exchange rate following the Brexit vote, a dip in consumer spending and rising inflation, but the United Kingdom remains the leading export market for Chablis wines.
 

 

FRANCE: CHABLIS WINES IN POLE POSITION IN RESTAURANTS AND WINE STORES

Chablis market summary in France in 2016

Good harvests in 2014 and 2015 breathe new life into Chablis wines that are repositioning across all distribution circuits.

US market shows penchant for Chablis

Chablis market summary 2016 in the USA

Chablis wines set a new record for sales in the USA, now their second biggest market in terms of value. 

Chablis sales continues to grow in Canada

Chablis market summary 2016 in Canada

Driven by the provinces of Ontario and especially Quebec, sales of Chablis wines set a new record in 2016, boosted by the good 2015 harvest and a favorable exchange rate. 
 

The third biggest export market for Chablis wines, Japan shows renewed dynamism

Chablis market summary 2016 in Japan

Despite a stagnant economy in 2016, Japanese consumers remained loyal to Chablis wines, with sales returning to growth, up 15% on 2015.
 

IN HONG KONG, CHABLIS SALES ARE STILL GROWING

Chablis market summary 2016 in Hong Kong

Despite a slow start, the Hong Kong market is growing slowly but surely. Chablis wines have strong presence in specialist wine stores and on restaurant circuit.
 

Belgium: Figures that mask the reality

Chablis market summary 2016 in Belgium

As in 2015, the drop in exports does not fully reflect the situation as it does not take into account purchases made across the border or in wine cellars by tourists, both representing significant sales.

 

Switzerland: Chablis finds a more stable position

Chablis market summary 2016 in Switzerland

Exports to Switzerland dipped in 2016 but the trend remains up 2% compared to the average between 2011 and 2015.

 

KEY FIGURES FOR THE CHABLIS WINEGROWING AREA

Chablis key figures on 5 years average 2012 - 2016

Click here for our latest presentation on key figures for the Chablis wine region.