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Asian demand pushes up Australian bottled wine exports

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Australian bottled wine exports have jumped to their highest value since 2011 on the back of increased demand from Asia and for dearer drops.

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Bottled exports of Aussie plonk surged 16 per cent in the 12 months to March 31 to $1.7 billion, the highest in five years, industry body Wine Australia says.

The total value of wine exports, including bulk products, grew 13 per cent to $2.1 billion in the same period.

“It is very pleasing to see the increasing demand for premium Australian wines, particularly in Asia,” Wine Australia chief executive Andreas Clark said.

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