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.
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.
Sources: charentelibre.fr /cognac-world.com