The market

Like perfumes or haute couture, Champagne is one of the products that best embodies the French luxury spirit. And the Champagne houses have successfully created a unique wine and appellation label, with a strong and international image.

 

Key figures for the champagne market
(source CIVC)

  • In value terms, the world’s leading wine-producing region (Revenues: 4.71 billions of euros);
  • The Champagne Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC) region covers around 35,000 hectares (319 districts),
    with 33,800 hectares in production;
  • Winegrowers own 90% of the production area, while the Champagne Houses market 72% of total shipments and 87% of export volume ;
  • Available harvest for 2015: 10,800 kg/ha (including release), up +2.8% in relation to 2015;
  • Grape: a valuable raw material, with €5.40 to more than €7.00 per kg paid for the 2016 harvest;
  • Long-term process to revise the AOC area is underway, with its first impacts expected from 2025.

 

Strong market
Over the last 50 years, average annual growth of 2.7% in volume since 1950
(Millions of bottles -  Source CIVC)

 

Breakdown of champagne shipments in 2016
(source CIVC)

 

 

 

Development of the top 15 markets outside of France
millions of bottles (source CIVC)

Champagne Lanson  Champagne Tsarine    Champagne Besserat de Bellefon  Champagne Boizel   Champagne De Venoge   Champagne Philipponnat  Maison Alexandre Bonnet