France is one of, if not the, most prominent wine-producing regions in the world. According to data acquired from UN Comtrade, French wine producers exported nearly $11 billion worth of wine across the globe in 2019. Leading the list of countries that imported the most is the United States, where the love for French wine is unmatched by any other country.
In 2019, the U.S. was the top importer of French wine, bringing in $2.1 billion worth of Champagne, Bordeaux, Bourgogne, and Chablis, among other French specialities. France’s neighbor, the United Kingdom, was second with nearly $1.4 billion. Other European countries in the top 10 include Germany ($880 million), Belgium ($640 million), and Switzerland ($457 million). In East Asia, the country that imported the most French wine ($648 million) was Japan.
Read VinePair’s chart below for a breakdown of the countries that imported the most French wine in 2019.