Starting 2017 the Chinese Custom sub-divided the formerly bulk wine category (packing larger than 2 liters) into 2 branches:
i) large-pack wine (custom code: 220422) with a packing size > 2 liters but ≤ 10 liters; and
ii) bulk wine (custom code: 22042900), which its packing is > 10 liters,
though their custom duties are still 20% and remain no change.
For consistency, we combined the two branches’ data so to compare of those in 2016 to see their trend.
Obviously the (combined) bulk wine sector has still maintained a strong growth in 2017, even based on 2016’s 16.83% growing in value and 21.57% in volume foundation.
The below chart shows the top ten (in value) exporting countries of large-pack (> 2L, ≤ 10L) wine to China in 2017:
The U.S. wine in this sector led substantially in the competition. The largest market in China belonged to Guangdong Province (37.66% and 42.15%) and Shanghai Municipality (35.01% and 33.56%), both together took away 72.67% and 75.71% of the share in value and volume respectively. This was probably due to the two markets are the most economic-leading and most developed marketplaces in China, whose consumers are always the most affordable and leading the style of consumer spending.
Other exporting countries in this branch include Georgia, Bulgaria, Moldova, Argentina, Romania, Austria, New Zealand, Greece, Hungary and Bosnia & Herzegovina (in the order of value though insignificant).
The last chart shown the top 10 (in volume) bulk wine (> 10L) exporting countries to China:
Other exporting countries in this branch include Germany (ranked 10th in value), Canada (ranked 9th in value), Romania, Croatia, Bulgaria, Austria, Hungary, Argentina, Montenegro and Japan (in the order of volume).
Major bulk wine customers were all located closed to large Chinese wine producers who mostly based in Shandong and Hubei Provinces. That was the reason why the three Customs at Qingdao, Tianjin and Shijiazhuang who imported almost 90% of all bulk wine.
Qingdao – 133,458,818 liters (73.91%) or US$113,281,350 (71.30%)
Tianjin – 21,704,435 liters (12.02%) or US$25,760,498 (16.21%)
Shijiazhuang – 5,856,744 liters (3.24%) or US$3,907,057 (2.46%)
2017 China Imported Wine Data & Analysis I - General Overview
2017 China Imported Wine Data & Analysis II – Bottled Wine
2017 China Imported Wine Data & Analysis III – Sparkling Wine
Update - Duty and Taxes of Wine Charged by the Chinese Custom