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South African wine exports reach new records

Jan 29th 2014, 07:54

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South African wine exports reach new records

The South African wine industry has topped its previous export record, with volumes sold in 2013 reaching 525,7 million litres, a 26% increase on the previous high achieved in 2012.

Strong year-on-year growth occurred in established and newer markets. Sales to the UK, still the country's biggest export destination accounting for just over one-fifth of total volumes exported last year, rose 21% to 111,2 million litres. Volumes to Germany, where South Africa is the biggest New World supplier, increased by 24% to 96,5

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