The Peruvian Exporters’ Association (ADEX) said Tuesday that 76.3% of wine exports were shipped to the United States and China between January and October 2012, when total shipments to 22 markets totaled US$563,000, up 5.1% from the same period of 2011.

The U.S. is the main destination with $314,000, which represents 55.7% of total Peruvian wine exports, despite registering a fall of 20.5% compared to the same period in 2011 ($395,000).

China ranked second with purchases of $115,000 in the period, which accounts for 20.5% of total shipments and an increase of 49.5% compared to the acquisitions of 2011 ($77.000).

Other important markets are Japan ($34.000), Canada (21,000 dollars), Germany ($21.000), Costa Rica, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Belgium and El Salvador, for a total of 22 destinations.

The main exporters of Peruvian wines in the period were Bodegas Tabernero, Santiago Queirolo, Viña Tacama, Qeros Peru, Bodegas Vista Alegre, Viña Ocucaje, among others, for a total of 19.

Source: Andina (Peru News Agency) Jan 2013

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