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The figures relating to Calvados are given in hectolitres of pure alcohol :
With exports representing 50% of sales in 2021, Calvados recorded a major upswing with a significant global sales increase of 14.2%.
Last year, 4.8 million bottles were sold by the operators united within the three controlled appellations (Appellations d’Origine Contrôlée)
After a low-key 2020, the French spirit boasts particular success on the national scene with a 30% growth in shipments across France.
On the international scale, the trend is slightly upward with an overall increase of 1.4%.
With a growth in shipments of 28.8%, 765,000 bottles of Pommeau were sold in 2021 (95% on the national market). 595,000 bottles of Pommeau de Normandie (+24%) and 170,000 bottles of Pommeau de Bretagne (+48%) were sold last year.
PDO ciders and perry
About twenty producers in the Pays d'Auge, a dozen in the French Cornwall and Cotentin as well as fifteen in the region of Domfront sell each year between 700,000 and 1,000,000 bottles of ciders and perry from the four appellations.
In 2021, 850,000 bottles were sold in France and abroad.