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Asian demand pushes up Australian bottled wine exports


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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