According to data released by the public institute, total sales of port and Douro wines in 2021 reached “record figures” of €600 million.
The institute said that wines produced in the oldest demarcated and regulated region in the world “reinforced their dominant position in the ‘ranking’ of Portuguese exports in the sector, including two wines in the ‘top three’ and registering a total growth of 12.4 per cent, above the total average for Portuguese wine exports”.
Portuguese wine exports totalled “a new high of €926 million” in 2021.
The IVDP noted that Port “holds a 36% share of total exports, while overseas sales of all wines from the Douro Demarcated Region accounted for 44% of that total”.
“If we limit ourselves exclusively to exports of wines with designation of origin, the figures rise to around 58% in the case of port, and 70% for wines from the region,” the institute added in the statement.