Aussie wine records tumble as exports to China crack $1 billion

Exports to China are on the up.

Exports to China are on the up. Photo: AAP

Records continue to tumble for Australia’s wine industry, with new statistics showing export values are the highest in a decade.

It comes as China reinforces itself as a boom market for Australian product, with a 51 per cent yearly growth marking the first time Australia has exported more than $1 billion of wine to a single country.

Data from Wine Australia shows a 16 per cent spike in overall value, to hit $2.65 billion between March 2017 to March 2018.

The volume of exports also grew 10 per cent in the same timeframe, hitting a near-record 844 million litres of wine.

Wine Australia chief executive Andreas Clark said it was no mean feat for a once-struggling industry.

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