Italy has reached second place in the European top of wine exporters in the first half of 2022, with a total export value of more than EUR 7.6 billion, up 13.4% compared to the previous period, Class Editori noted.
The largest wine exporter in Europe remains France, with EUR 11.7 billion, while in third place is Spain with exports of more than 2.7 billion euros in the first six months of last year.
In terms of the contribution to GDP of wine exports, Italy and France are first, with 0,4% of GDP each, while Spain’s wine exports represent 0,2% of GDP.
According to Class Editori data, the Veneto region in Northern Italy recorded wine exports worth 2.8 billion euros, followed by Tuscany and Piedmont (exports of 1.2 billion euros each).
The figures put the three Italian regions above European countries such as Germany (wine exports of EUR 1 billion in the first six months of 2022) and Portugal (EUR 921 million).