“Portuguese wine exports had very positive behaviour in the first half of 2021, registering a remarkable increase, both in value and in quantity, when compared to the same period of 2020: 14.5 percent in volume, 19.3 percent in value and 4.2 percent in average price”, stated the Ministry of Agriculture.

Between January and June, Portuguese wine exports thus stood at €435.6 million, €70.5 million more than last year.

With regard to the community market, exports advanced 14.6 percent in volume and 19 percent in value in the first half of the year, while the average price grew by 3.8 percent.

In turn, exports to third countries increased 14.4 percent in volume and 19.6 percent in value until June, compared to the same period in 2020.

France, United States, United Kingdom, Brazil and Germany were the most important markets during this period.

According to data from the National Institute of Statistics (INE), quoted by the Ministry of Agriculture, the agri-food complex grew 8.4 percent in the first semester, compared to the same period of 2020.

By type of product, up to June, exports of live plants and floriculture products increased 51.5 percent, live animals 51.3 percent and meat, edible by-products 27.4 percent.

“This is another sign of the sector’s resilience and capacity to adapt to the situation of serious health crisis that we are still going through. The Ministry of Agriculture has always been on the side of producers and companies, with the necessary measures to guarantee predictability and stability in this period of greater uncertainty”, said the Minister of Agriculture, Maria do Céu Antunes.