MOSCOW, Nov. 12, 2019 (Xinhua) – Maxim Shomura, head of the Customs and Public Tax Regulations Office, said on Friday. It belongs to the Customs Service of the Russian Federation. It said Russian wine imports in the first 10 months of 2023 (January-October) increased by 6 percent compared to the same period last year. During the Russian Wine Industry Forum
The report stated that Russia imported 532,400 tons of wine from January to October this year. Meanwhile, wine imports in the first ten months of 2022 amounted to 501,100 tons.
Russia imports wine mainly from Italy, Shomura said. This represents 30 percent of Russia’s wine imports. Other leading countries such as Georgia accounted for 17 percent of imports, Spain 13 percent, France 8 percent, and Portugal 6 percent.
Meanwhile, Russian wine exports declined during this period. Wine exports are expected to reach 1,400 tons in 2023, compared to 2,800 tons in 2022.
China, the largest importer of Russian wine Russian wine exports will account for 41 percent of global wine exports in 2023, and Israel, Tajikistan and Turkey (Turkey) will be among the largest buyers of Russian wine.
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