The African markets, outside South Africa, delivered revenue growth of 21.1percent on sales volumes, which were up by 12.7 percent in the six months to end December.
However, the focus markets on the continent, outside the Southern African Customs Union, performed better by delivering revenue and volume growth of 43 and 34.1 percent respectively. The strong performance in Africa was led by Kenya, Mozambique and Zambia.
Overall the Africa region contributed 62.4 percent to foreign revenue and its contribution to group revenue rose to 15.6percent during the period.
In international markets outside of Africa volumes declined by 6.5percent, predominantly affected by trading conditions in Europe and North America where it has curtailed the sales of lower margin wines. However, comparable revenue increased by 3.7 percent as momentum built on a narrower and more profitable portfolio.