Trade tensions drive French wine and spirits exports up

French spirits exports recorded a “significant increase” of 8.8% last year amid geopolitical tension and uncertainty. Data from trade body the Fédération des Exportateurs de Vins & Spiritueux de France (FEVS) showed that spirits exports reached €4.7 billion (US$5.1bn) with “stable volumes” at 53 million cases. French wines and spirits exports hit €14bn (US$15.1bn) in 2019, an increase of 5.9%. Wine shipments grew 4.4% to €9.3bn (US$10bn). The trade body warned that this increase was…

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