YEREVAN (Arka) — Armenia is included in the list of largest wine exporting countries in 2018. The list comprising 80 countries was made public by the American Association of Wine Economists (AAWE)) on its Facebook page on September 4.
Armenia is ranked 51st with wine exports totaling $9.4 million. Of other former Soviet republics Russia is ranked 56th, Azerbaijan 55th, Georgia 17th, Ukraine 31st, and Belarus 50th.
The list is topped by France, whose wine exports in 2018 brought it $11 billion – significantly ahead of its nearest export rival – Italy, whose export value amounted to approximately $7.3 billion.
The third place in the ranking is occupied by Spain, for which wine exports generated revenues of more than $3.5 billion. Australia, which earned over $2.2 billion in exports, ranked fourth, and Chile ranked fifth with over $2 billion.