According to the Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac (BNIC), Cognac sales rose to record levels in 2016. Sales of Cognac were up 6.0% in volume and 6.8% in value from 2015. Approximately 179.1 million bottles of cognac were sold in 2016.
Cognac Sales by Geography in 2016 vs 2015
Cognac Sales By Type in 2016 vs 2015
The BNIC noted that the record cognac sales in 2016 accounted for more than 20% of total French exports of wine and spirits.
* The United States accounted for 74.1 million of the bottles of cognac sold in North America in 2016.
Cognac sales numbers: BNIC