Cognac in figures

Enter the world of cognac by the numbers and discover what makes this spirits so unique.

Industry figures (December 2019)


17,000

17,000

direct jobs

60,000

60,000

people whose livelihood depends on Cognac

Export figures (Dec. 2019)


97.9 %

(by value)

97.9 %

of Cognac is consumed outside France

160

In nearly

160

countries

3.6

3.6

billion euros annual sales

216.5

export

216.5

million bottles

Development of Cognac shipments globallyover the past 20 years


(* 6.6% of the global volumes shipped, equal to 14.0 million bottles)

Wine region (Dec. 2019)


78,000

78,000

hectares

No.1

No.1

white wine region in France

10%

10%

of the total French vineyard area

19 hectares

19 hectares

Average area under vine of a wine estate

Production (Dec. 2019)


3,000

Nearly

3,000

stills in production

294

the equivalent of

294

million bottles harvested in 2019

1,711

Stocks the equivalent of

1,711

billion bottles currently in oak barrels (December 2019)

Consumption patterns (Jan. 2019)


80%

Nearly

80%

of Cognac is consumed in cocktails globally

Unique


7

December 2019

7

bottles sold every second around the world

32

b. ``The Angel's Share``: the equivalent of

32

million bottles evaporated each year