Belgians drink less but more expensive wines

According to an analysis of Gfk and France-Vins, the Belgian drink less but more expensive wines. That we drunk less here in Belgium (-3,1%) in 2013 is no good news for the wine sector of course, but at the other hand we spend more (+2,5%). On average a bottle sold became 5,78% more expensive. Especially the Flemish (North of the country) drunk less. These figures however don't take the consumption of sparkling wines into account. When having a look on the origin of wines, we notice that Austrilian wine suffered a lot because from the exchange rate: the Australian dollar went up compared to the euro. Italy sold less, Spain sold more and France recovered a bit. For the first time South-Africa gets over the cape of 4%.