There are 600 natural cork makers worldwide, the largest of these is Amorim Group. The two largest cork producing countries are Portugal and Spain which together account for approximately 55% of workd production. While alternative materials are increasingly used in wine bottle closures, cork still represents 80% of the market.
Geographic reference: World
Market size: 13 Billion corks
Source: Wall Street Journal, May 1, 2010, p. A10
Original Source: Nomacorc estimates