Champagne exports set to outstrip domestic sales
Provisional figures show that around 308m bottles of Champagne were sold around the world in 2014, representing a 1% rice in global Champagne sales versus 2013. According to the regional body Comite Champagne exports are expected to overtake domestic sales this year.
The Comite Champagne (formerly known as the CIVC) estimated that worldwide Champagne sales reached 4.5bn euros, up from 4.3bn euros in 2013 and the second highest annual total on record, behind 2007.
Exports drove the increases in volume and value in 2014, with Champagne consumption in France continuing to decline, the Comite Champagne said.