Shipments of COGNAC exceeded the previous annual record by reaching 162.9 million bottles of pure alcohol.
Over 5 bottles of Cognac are sold around the world every second.
The rise in volume was accompanied by an increase in shipments of higher quality Cognacs. XO sales increased by 15.3%, while VSOP was up a modest 7.9%.
Total sales exceeded 2 Billion euros.
The FAR EAST represented 35.8% of the World Market. COGNAC'S growth in China to 22.6M bottles was an increase of 20.1%.
NAFTA accounted for 31.2% of the World's Market.
The U.S. is the largest Cognac Importer with 48.4M bottles in 2011.
EUROPE accounted for 28.8% of total Worldwide Sales.
The results Confirm Cognac's Positive Future.
PHILIP S> KAMPE