Industry Statistics

Canada’s Wine Industry in the World

  • Global wine production is 26.7 billion litres of which Canada represents 0.3% (100% Canadian/VQA)
  • Global wine export value is $37.0 billion of which Canada represents 0.1% (100% Canadian/VQA)
  • Global wine export volume is 12.1 billion litres of which Canada represents 0.02% (100% Canadian/VQA)
  • Globally, top 5 wine exporters by value are France, Italy, Spain, Australia and Chile. Canada is ranked 35th in world in export value (100% Canadian/VQA).

Exports of Canadian Bottled Wine

  • In 2018, Canadian bottled wine exports totaled 1.8 million litres, valued at $36.5 million
  • The top 5 bottled wine export markets by value are China, the United States, South Korea, Taiwan and Japan, representing 88.3% of export value and 93.5% of export volume

Canadian Bottled Wine Exports – 5 years 2014-2018 (Excel)

Exports of Canadian Icewine

  • Canada is the world’s largest consistent producer of Icewine, with annual harvest temperatures dropping to ‐8C and colder
  • In 2018, Icewine represented 61.3% of total export value ($22.4 million) and 13.3% of export volume (232,919 litres), as a percentage of total bottled exports
  • Ontario is Canada’s largest exporter of Icewine, valued at $18.6 million followed by British Columbia at $3.2 million

Canadian Icewine Exports – 5 years 2014-2018 (Excel)

Imports of Bottled Wine to Canada

  • Volume of imported bottled wine in 2018 totaled 303.4 million litres, valued at $2.4 billion
  • The top 5 import markets in 2018 were France, Italy, the United States, Australia and Spain, representing 79.4% of import value and 74.4% import volume

Imports of Bottled Wine to Canada – 5 years 2014-2018 (Excel)

Control and Sale of Alcoholic Beverages

This Statistics Canada report analyzes the sales of alcoholic beverages in Canada and sets out, in detail, government revenue derived from the control and sale of alcoholic beverages. The publication is an excellent source of information on sales patterns of alcoholic beverages in Canada.

Control and sale of alcoholic beverages as of March 31, 2018

Control and sale of alcoholic beverages as of March 31, 2017

Control and sale of alcoholic beverages as of March 31, 2016

Control and sale of alcoholic beverages as of March 31, 2015

Control and sale of alcoholic beverages as of March 31, 2014

Control and sale of alcoholic beverages as of March 31, 2013

Control and sale of alcoholic beverages as of March 31, 2012

Control and sale of alcoholic beverages as of March 31, 2011

Control and sale of alcoholic beverages as of March 31, 2010

Control and sale of alcoholic beverages as of March 31, 2009