Top Fifteen Wine-Producing Countries


The International Organization of Vine and Wine (OIV) has increased its estimate of Italy’s wine production from the 2016 harvest to 50.9 million hectoliters, up by 2 percent over 2015 and well in the lead in world wine production. Global production dropped by about 3 percent to 267 million hectoliters. Despite a slight decline in volume, China continued its climb up the ladder, moving into the sixth position, at least partly due to the very poor harvests in South America that reduced production in Argentina and Chile by about a quarter. New Zealand rejoined the top 15 with a normal harvest after a particularly bad 2015.

(Volume in thousands of hectoliters; e.g., global production is around 267 million hl)

Country20122013201420152016
Italy
45,616
54,029
44,200
50,000
50,900
France
41,548
42,134
46,500
47,000
43,500
Spain
31,123
45,308
39,500
37,700
39,300
United States
21,650
24,400
23,100
21,700
23,900
Australia
12,259
12,310
11,900
11,900
13,000
China
13,511
11,780
11,600
11,500
11,400
South Africa
10,569
10,982
11,500
11,200
10,500
Chile
12,554
12,820
10,000
12,870
10,100
Argentina
11,778
14,984
15,197
13,358
9,400
Germany
9,012
8,409
9,202
8,900
9,000
Portugal
6,327
6,231
6,195
7,000
6,000
Russia
6,220
5,290
4,880
5,600
5,600
Romania
3,311
5,113
3,700
3,500
3,300
New Zealand
1,940
2,484
3,204
2,300
3,100
Greece
3,115
3,343
2,800
2,500
2,600
Rest of World
27,400
30,400
26,500
28,900
25,400
World
257,900
290,000
270,000
276,000
267,000

 

Note: 2016 data are provisional and are likely to change in future reports.

Source: OIV, March 2017


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