326 Million Bottles of Champagne Shipped Globally in 2022

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The Comité Champagne has announced that 326 million bottles of Champagne were shipped globally in 2022, an increase of 1.6% from the previous year – proof of the dynamism of the Champagne market in both volume and value. For the first time, the value of global shipments passed the €6 million threshold.

France, with sales of 138.4 million bottles, recorded a small reduction (down 1.7% from 2021). Exports, at 187.5 million bottles, increased by 4.3% in the course of a year. Now comprising a majority of the Champagne market, the share of exports has risen from 45% 10 years ago to more than 57% today. Full country results, including for the United States, will be made available in the coming months.

President of the Syndicat Général des Vignerons and co-president of the Comité Champagne, Maxime Toubart, praised these results as “a reward for the efforts of the Champagne producers to maintain the position of Champagne as an outstanding wine.”

David Chatillon, president of the Union des Maisons de Champagne and co-president of the Comité Champagne, added that “Champagne, as the supreme wine of celebrations, has been the natural choice of the world’s consumers as they rejoiced at the end of lockdowns and rediscovered a taste for parties, for going out and for traveling.”

The 2022 figures demonstrate how Champagne, having quickly recovered from the shock of the 2020 health crisis, has remained in the hearts and minds of global consumers. In addition, the sunny 2022 harvest, which was remarkable both for its quantity and quality, will play a role in rebuilding stocks to meet market demand going forward.

Global geopolitical and economic circumstances may encourage a prudent outlook for 2023, but the Champagne growers and houses remain confident in the basic health of their business.