Bulgaria Wine Exports Grows 21% in 2007

Business | July 25, 2008, Friday // 00:00
Bulgaria Wine Exports Grows 21% in 2007: Bulgaria Wine Exports Grows 21% in 2007 Bulgaria's wine exports have registered a significant growth in 2007. Photo by Nadya Kotseva (Sofia Photo Agency)

During the first nine months of 2007 Bulgaria exported 857 000 hectoliters of wine, which was a 21% increase compared to the same period of 2006 (711 000 hectoliters).

Almost 80% of the exported wines were bottled, and the rest were broached. The total wine production in 2007 amounted to 138 million hectoliters. A total of over 200 000 tons of grapes were used for their production.

Russia is the number one destination for bottled Bulgarian wines with 68% of all exports. It is followed by Poland, the UK, and the Czech Republic.

Russia is also the number one market for broached Bulgarian wines with 65%, followed by Germany, Moldova, and Sweden.

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