Exports of Portuguese wines to China have risen three-fold over the last three years, reaching 12.1 million euros in 2012, said the Shanghai delegate of AICEP, the Portuguese agency for Foreign Investment and Trade.
Filipe Costa said that in the first half of this year, sales of wine to China totalled 8.5 million euros.
The AICEP delegate was speaking about the fair organised by the Bright Food group, which is China’s largest food company, with around 4,000 shops and supermarkets, and is owned by the Shanghai municipal government.
According to Portuguese news agency Lusa, the fair was exclusively attended by companies established in Shanghai, four of which were Portuguese, and two of these form teh wine sector (Enoport and Enoforum/Carmim).
Coffee company Delta Cafés, through its importer and Scioko, a chain of restaurants launched by young businesspeople in 2012, also took part. (macauhub)