According to the the Interprofessional Association for the Promotion of Wines of Portugal (ViniPortugal), during the first three months of this year, the increase observed was 4.4 percent in volume, in year-on-year terms, says ViniPortugal.
By group of export destination markets, the European Union performed in the opposite direction to the so-called third countries (which includes, in particular, countries such as the United States, Canada, Brazil and China), with a drop of 14.4 percent in value.
Exports to third countries, in the period under analysis, showed a growth of 22.8 percent, to a value close to €99 million, when compared to the first quarter of last year.
ViniPortugal also states that the countries that experienced double-digit growth in imports of Portuguese wines are South Korea (44.2 percent), Mexico (34.7 percent), United States (18.8 percent), Japan (15.4 percent) and Canada (12.0 percent).
In the European Union, the highlight goes to Sweden, which had a positive performance, with a growth of 26.0 percent in value, with the largest decreases occurring in Denmark (-23.4 percent), in China ( -29.7 percent), in Macau (-52.1 percent) and in Russia (-36.6 percent).