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China becomes leading purchaser of Chilean wine

Xinhua | Updated: 2017-03-30 10:01

SANTIAGO - Chilean wine exports reached $215.9 million in January and February, representing a 12.4 percent rise on 2016, with China topping the list of destinations.

According to the latest figures from the Ministry of Agriculture on Wednesday, exports reached 68.2 million liters, 11.9 percent more than the same period last year.

China was the main market for exports during the first two months of the year, with exports worth $28.1 million.

The US was in second place with $27.4 million and Japan in third with $25.5 million.

The most exported types of wine were Cabernet Sauvignon ($47 million), Sauvignon Blanc ($19.2 million) and Chardonnay (17.9 million).

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