Professions Linked to the Cognac Economy
The Economy of Cognac
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More than 50 ,000 people live off the production of Cognac
The "Cognac Enterprise" is made up of about 16,800 active individuals, which accounts for over 50% of the active general agricultural population in France. If we include the dependants of these active workers, we would obtain about 50,000 inhabitants living off this product. A quite significant amount when compared to the 944,679(1) inhabitants of the Delimited Region.

16,800 direct employments
Cognac Growing: 10,000 individuals (2)
If we calculate an average of 2 people by exploitation, the total active population working in white wine production of the Cognac Appellation would approximately be of 10,000.
Distillation and Trade: 2,900 people(2)
The number of employees in distilleries and businesses is estimated to be approximately 2900
Annexed professions: 3,900 people
For the whole Cognac consulate district, the labor used for annexed professions is divided as follows:
  • Carboard and Printing Presses: 811
  • Glassmaking: 696
  • Cooperage: 988
  • Transport, transit, insurance: 369
  • Corking: 114
  • BNIC and oenological laboratories: 123
  • Miscellaneous (brokers, boilermakers, makers of farm products): 270
For the Delimited Region, the corresponding figure may be estimated at: 3 900(3)
Cognac Operators

Data Sources
  •  (1) INSEE 2010 (French National Statistical and Economical Studies Institute)
  •  (2) BNIC - 2010 Harvest
  •  (2) CCI (French Chamber of Commerce and Industry) - Cognac 2009

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