Britain has retained its position at the top of the Champagne drinking league, remaining the number-one export market for the ninth consecutive year.
The UK attained a new all-time shipment record of 34.95 million bottles last year, putting it leagues ahead of both the second- and third-placed countries: the USA with 20.2 million bottles and Germany with 11.5 million.
Since the Millennium, total Champagne shipments to the UK have increased by about 40% in volume and 62% by value.
|Top of the pops: UK is number one|
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