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The Port Of València Opens The Doors Of The World To Spanish Wine

The Port of València opens the doors of the world to Spanish wine

Source: Valenciaport
València, August 25, 2021 – We are no longer surprised to be sitting in a restaurant in New York and tasting a good Utiel-Requena wine, a Monastrell red wine from the Alicante DO in Shanghai or a Ribera del Duero in Cali. But also, a wine from Yecla or Jumilla in the Guadeloupe Islands, a DO Valencia from the paradisiacal Maldives or a Manchego wine
from the heart of Africa in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Spanish wine is recognised all over the world and its prestige is reaching more and more places. And the excellent work of the wineries finds its perfect ally in the Port of Valencia so that a white wine from Rueda can be drunk in Sydney, a red from Rioja can be bought in a shop in New Caledonia and a DO Cariñena in a luxurious restaurant in the United Arab Emirates. Spanish wines cross borders and from the docks of the València port area they find a destination in 130 countries, 70% of the world. The possibility of accessing new markets increases the sales of Spanish bottled wine, which is increasingly recognised and accessible everywhere. In this objective of extending the Spain Brand through wines in world markets, producers can count on the ease with which Valenciaport can help them to reach a successful destination. According to data from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the Port of Valencia is the fourth best-connected port in Europe and the twentieth best-connected in the world.  A fact that favours the exporting companies in its area of influence to sell their products and to reach some of the 1,000 ports in 168 different countries with which it has commercial relations. A key global market for Spanish producers who sell their goods at a time marked by the pandemic and economic uncertainty. An essential factor for hundreds of wineries to continue growing, generating wealth and creating jobs. Rising market In the first half of the year, 608,977 tonnes of Spanish wine, both bottled and bulk, have left the docks of Valenciaport, 54% more than in 2020 and 48% more than in 2019 (year without pandemic). Italy, with 289,843 tonnes, is the country that leads exports with 47.6% of the merchandise and an increase of 99% compared to 2020. Next comes China with 45,902 tonnes, 7.5% of the total, and a growth of 61%, followed by the USA with 33,376 tonnes, 5.5% of the wine leaving the Port of Valencia, and an increase of 39%. Japan, with 21,096 tonnes and an increase of 17%, and Canada with 19,758 tonnes and an increase of 34% are next. Spanish wineries have placed their wines on all continents. Among the countries with the highest growth in the first half of the year, Israel stands out, which has gone from 313 tonnes in 2020 to 5,569 tonnes in 2021, an increase of 1,679%. Other areas that have been very dynamic are Lithuania with a growth of 694%, India with an increase of 593%, Ukraine with 489% more, Turkey with an increase of 433% or Liberia with an increase of 349% of Spanish wine arriving in their cities. The Port of Valencia’s capacity to connect with more than 1,000 ports around the world makes it possible for Spanish wine exporters to send their wines to paradisiacal islands such as the Maldives (in this first half of the year 281 tonnes have arrived, an increase of 243% compared to 2020), New Caledonia in the South Pacific, the archipelago of Mayotte or the Reunion Island opposite Madagascar or the whole of the Caribbean. Wines that are loaded in Valencia and also reach African countries such as the Ivory Coast (21,747 tonnes), Ghana (9,828 tonnes), Nigeria (7,097 tonnes) or the Persian Gulf in areas such as the Arab Emirates (497 tonnes), Saudi Arabia (25 tonnes) or Oman (20 tonnes). On the American continent, after the US and Canada, Spanish wines are very well received in Mexico, with 9,417 tonnes leaving the Valencian precinct for this country, 14% more than in the first half of 2020. This was followed by Brazil with 4,349 tonnes and an increase of 23%. In this area, the increase of Spanish wines that have reached Venezuela stands out, which has gone from 192 tonnes in 2020 to 795 tonnes this year, 314% more, or Honduras with a growth of 115%. Source: Autoridad Portuaria de València (APV – Valenciaport, Port Authority of Valencia)

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