On the eve of the Luanda Grand Trial, which takes place on Thursday, the study consulted by Lusa and dated April 2022, reveals that the destination has not regained the importance it had 10 years ago, when it represented around 40 percent of the exports.
Only 2.61 percent of total Portuguese wine exports were destined for Angola in 2021, pushing the African country to 12th position in the list of export destinations, occupied in the top places by France (1st), the United States America (2nd) and the United Kingdom (3rd).
Wine exports to Angola reached around 24 million euros between January and December 2021, totaling 202,142 hectoliters, which corresponds to a decrease of 7.71 percent in volume and 7.40 percent in value, compared to the year transato, reveals the document consulted by Lusa.
Even so, with a market share of approximately 85 percent, in terms of value, Portugal saw the average price per liter increase by 0.34 percent, compared to 2020, to 1.20 euros, contrary to what had been expected. checking since 2018.
However, excluding the Port and Madeira wine categories, the price was lower than the previous year (-0.21 percent).
Table wine was the most exported category, both in volume (87 percent) and in value (64 percent), totaling 15.6 million euros, followed by certified wines (PDO – Denomination of Origin). and IGP – Protected Geographical Indication), which grew in volume and value (20 and 10 percent, respectively).
Alentejo and Douro were the regions that exported the most wine, totaling almost five million euros, followed by the Setúbal Peninsula, Vinho Verde, Lisbon, Dão, Porto, Tejo, Beiras, Bairrada and Madeira/Moscatel.
In percentage terms, Port wine was the category with the most significant increase, both in volume (122 percent) and in value (116 percent)
Exports of 'bag-in-box' wine had a significant drop of 56 percent compared to the previous year, from 2.4 million euros to just over 1 million, while bulk wine had an increase of 11 percent, from 8.4 million euros to 9.3 million in 2021.
The Grand Tasting of Wines of Portugal in Luanda, which takes place on Thursday, has around 250 guests and 33 registered producers.
The event is promoted by ViniPortugal, managing entity of the 'Wines of Portugal' brand, through which the international promotion of Portuguese wine is carried out.
The tasting will be divided into two moments, one for professionals (15:00-18:00) and the other for the final consumer (18:00-20:00), being presented as an event to promote Portuguese wines in the Angolan market, to boost the relationship between professionals and strengthen the positioning of Portuguese wines among local professionals and consumers.