The area of the Charente has reported its largest growth in trade since the start of the global recession.

Cognac is by far the leading export, and the second quarter of 2011 is up 9 per cent to €370 million over the same period compared to 2010.  The USA is the largest buyer of goods from the Charente, closely followed by Singapore and China.

French Export and Cognac

Other exports from the area include electrical goods of which €96 million were exported.  As a whole, exports totalled €600 million between March and June, whilst imports totalled €259 million.

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Jacki has been with Cognac Expert from virtually the beginning. She's the senior editor of the blog, and has spent much of her life living in rural France. Today she's based back in the UK, where she splits her working life between writing for Cognac Expert and working as a Paramedic at a large regional hospital.

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