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|Headquarters||Yibin, Sichuan, China|
|Chairman: Tang Qiao|
Wuliangye Yibin Company Limited (Chinese: 五粮液; pinyin: Wǔliángyè; SZSE: 000858) is a Chinese alcoholic beverage company. It specializes in manufacturing baijiu, and is best known for Wuliangye, made from five organic grains: Proso millet, corn, glutinous rice, long grain rice and wheat.
Its other trademark liquor spirits offerings include Tiandichun 天地春 (baijiu), Wuliangchun, Wuliangshen, Changsanjiao, Jinliufu, Laozuofang, Liuyanghe, Lianghuchun, and Xiandairen. Wuliangye and Tiandichun (天地春) are aromatic baijius.
Headquartered in Yibin, Sichuan Province, the company distributes its products all over the domestic market, and exports to overseas markets. As of 31 December 2007, the company has eight major subsidiaries.
According to an article named "Pouring a Big One" posted in the May 2008 edition of China Economic Review, Vin & Sprit (V&S) claims that baijiu is the world's most popular spirit, with annual sales volume of 520 million 9-liter cases compared to vodka with 497 million 9-liter cases.
In this article, Wuliangye is reported to rank first in terms of market share compared with other baijiu brands. The following is a list of baijiu brands with their respective market share.
- Wuliangye (五粮液) 45%
- Kweichow Moutai (贵州茅台) 30%
- Guojiao 1573 (国窖 1573) or National Cellar 1573 10%
- Shuijingfang (水井坊) 10%
- Others 5%
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