HERE AND AWAY: Wine Sales

By Pamela Swanigan

Canadian figures are from 2011. North America calculates volume in case sales (a case being equivalent to 9L of wine), Europe in hectolitres (a hectolitre being 100 litres). I have converted both of these metrics to litres.

Nova Scotia: Winery revenue: $2.9 million. Litres sold: 5.9 million

British Columbia: Winery revenue: $333 million. Litres sold: 35.1 million

Quebec: Winery revenue: $160 million. Litres sold: 41.4 million

Ontario: Winery revenue: $531 million. Litres sold: 63 million

Canada: Winery revenue: $1.2 billion. Litres sold: 164.7 million

Washington State: Winery revenue: $1 billion. Litres sold: 112.5 million

California: Winery revenue: $22 billion. Litres sold: 1.9 billion

United States (2012): Winery revenue: $34.6 billion. Litres sold: 3.24 billion

New Zealand (2013): Winery revenue: NZ$1.33 billion. Litres sold: 270 million

France (2013; excluding Champagne): Export revenue: US$7.7 billion.
Export sales: 1.5 billion litres

Italy (2012): Export revenue: US$4.66 billion. Export sales: 2 billion litres

Australia (2012): Wine revenue: AU$5.3 billion. Export sales: 711 million litres

Sources: Wines and Vines; Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada; Wines of Nova Scotia; Wine Institute; New Zealand Wines; New Zealand Herald; L’Organisation Internationale de la Vigne et du Vin (OIV); Italian Wine Central; Reuters; Food Magazine (Australia).