Have you ever wondered how much champagne is produced every year? Kicking off a new year, I asked myself the questions because I need to know there’s enough to get me through the year!!!
There are 1 478 million of bottles of champagne in the world (including individual reserve)… according to the Comité Champagne (as at 31 July 2016).
That sounds like it is enough to get us through the year but let’s break it down a bit to be sure!
How much champagne is produced?
- Every year winemakers produce 268 million bottles
- 52 per cent of production stays in France (157,594,272 bottles)
- 40% is shipped overseas (or 148,082,097 bottles)
Where exactly does it go overseas?
In 2016 the top 10 export countries were…
- 31,189,753 bottles went to the UK
- 21,805 677 to the US
- 12,486,572 to Germany
- 10,948,555 to Japan
- 8,331,410 to Belgium
- 7,835,968 to Australia
- 6,632,788 to Italy
- 5,700,367 to Sweden
- 3,994,176 to Spain
- 2, 966, 876 to Sweden
So how much champagne is produced for Australia?
In 2016, not quite 8 million bottles (7.39 million). We did our best in 2015 when we consumed 8.11 million bottles.
While there are in total 382 champagne houses, 4,363 growers and 42 cooperatives, we only get 100 houses, 112 growers and 14 cooperatives exported to Australia (read about the difference between each producer here).
In contrast the US and the UK get more variety (see below).
US – Maisons 177, Vignerons 283, Coopératives 23
UK – Maisons 155, Vignerons 200, Coopératives 22
How much champagne is produced each year be different houses?
- Moet & Chandon – 30 million bottles
- Veuve Clicquot – 19 million bottles
- Nicolas Feuillatte – 11 million bottles
- Dom Perignon – a closely guarded secret but estimates sit between 3 million bottles and 8 million bottles in each vintage year
- Mumm – 7.5 million bottles
- Laurent Perrier – 7 million bottles
- Taittinger – 5.6 million bottles
- Pommery – 5 million bottles
- Piper Heidsieck – 4.3 million bottles
- Lanson – 4.2 million bottles
- Canard-Duchêne – 4.1 million bottles bottles
- Louis Roederer – 3.2 million bottles
- Perrier Jouet – 3 million bottles
- Ruinart – 3 million bottles
- Bollinger – 2 million bottles of just the Special Cuvee
- Deutz – 2 million bottles
- Pol Roger – 1.8 millon bottles
- Billecart-Salmon – 1.7 million bottles
- Philipponnat – 600,0000 bottles
- Tarlant – 100,000 bottles
I guess there is probably enough to get us through 2018 but wouldn’t it be great to get MORE varieties sent to us here in Oz? The ONLY way that is going to happen is if we try, try, try and buy, buy, buy!
You don’t have to ask me twice!
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The Champagne Guide 2014-2015