18 June, 2002

Sale increases from May to May

Champagne sells great. Still. The last year - from May 1st 2006 to May 1st 2007 - a number of 327.241.877 bottles has been dispatched. It has never been measured better in the statistics.

The first quarter of 2007 saw an increase of 8,9 percent. The producers can hardly fill the bottles, before they leave - roughly said... they still mature in the caves and so on. This all means more and more sabre-rattling in the ranks of the professionals.

Since there is only a limited amount of the grapes, that everybody needs more of, to make more champagne. We expect growing prices on the grapes, which must eventually leed to higher prices on champagne.

The growth in the sale:

  • Champagnehouses: 11,09 percent
  • Winegrowers: 7,85 percent
  • Cooperatives: 28,70 percent
The growth in the sale of champagne is especially remarquable in faraway markets such as Japan, China and Australia. A tendency, that has been seen already some years now.

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