Key Data

Spirit drinks remain the EU’s most valuable agri-food, 2/3 of which are Geographical Indications, impossible to delocalise

In 2015, we imported spirits from around the globe for about €1.5bn

Every hour of every day, the sale abroad of high value, locally-rooted European spirits generates a positive net contribution of €1 million to the EU

External trade: vital driver of growth for European distillers

Evolution in global spirits consumption by geographical region, 2004-2014

With declining consumption in the European Union, external trade represents a vital driver of growth for European distillers.