China’s imported alcoholic beverage imports continued to grow in 2016 with the biggest growth coming in the Spirits category in November, according to figures released by China Association for Imports and Export of Wine & Spirits. The growth in imported spirits in November was explosive at just over 6 million liters, worth $110 million dollars. That growth represents a 78% increase in volume compared with the previous year and 42% increase in volume.
In total, China imported 51.82 million liters of spirits worth over $755 million dollars, 567.5 million liters of wine worth over $2.1 billion dollars and 598.5 million liters of beer worth over $616 million dollars.
Source: the drinks business, January 17