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English wine exports increase sharply, up 21%

English wine has become really trendy, especially sparkling. Now, the wines from the Brexit island are also moving forward in the export market. And maybe it’s exactly Brexit that’s the reason behind it. The pound has fallen (soon at parity with the euro) and English wine has become cheaper in other countries.

Exports increased by 21% in value in the first half of 2017 and reached £ 273.8 million, according to figures from the Food and Drink Federation. Most of the UK exports of food and drink go to the EU, so it may not bode well for the long run, in view of Brexit.

Read more: fdf.org.uk

World trade in wine 2000-2012

World trade in wine 2000-2012, source: OIV et al.

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