Top Fifteen Wine-Producing Countries


The International Organization of Vine and Wine (OIV) has estimated Italy’s wine production from the 2015 harvest at 49.5 million hectoliters, ahead of France’s 47.5 million. Thus, Italy has returned to the number one position in world wine production after a relatively poor harvest in much of Italy in 2014 dropped it to second place for a year.

(Volume in thousands of hectoliters; e.g., global production is around 275 million hl)

Country 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 Est.
Italy
42,772
45,616
54,029
44,229
49,500
France
50,757
41,548
42,134
46,804
47,500
Spain
33,397
31,123
45,308
38,211
37,200
United States
19,140
21,650
23,590
22,020
22,140
Argentina
15,473
11,778
14,984
15,197
13,358
Chile
10,464
12,554
12,820
10,500
12,870
Australia
11,180
12,259
12,310
12,020
11,900
South Africa
9,725
10,569
10,982
11,316
11,200
China
13,200
13,511
11,780
11,178
11,000
Germany
9,132
9,012
8,409
9,202
8,900
Portugal
5,622
6,327
6,231
6,195
6,703
Russia
6,980
6,220
5,290
4,880
4,880
Romania
4,058
3,311
5,113
3,750
3,500
Hungary
2,750
1,818
2,618
2,555
2,873
Brazil
3,460
2,967
2,710
2,732
2,800
Rest of World
29,693
27,948
33,910
29,445
28,000
World
267,803
258,211
292,218
270,234
274,400

 

Note: 2015 data are estimated and are likely to change in future reports.

Source: OIV, April 2016

12 Responses to “Top Fifteen Wine-Producing Countries”

  1. Reply Artur

    hi
    can you please include Moldova in the ranking?
    and I think data in the table are in million hl not ths.

    thank you

    • Reply Jack Brostrom

      Hello Artur,
      Moldova has ranked at #20 worldwide four of the past five years, including 2015. This year’s estimate of the Moldovan harvest is 1,538,000 hl. (Note that the commas in the table are thousands delimiters, not decimal marks. You were probably reading them as decimal marks, in which case the figures would indeed be millions rather than thousands.)

      • Reply Bogdan

        So Romania + Moldova produce more wine than Russia and would be ranked 12th in top 15

        • Reply Jack Brostrom

          Yes, I’m not sure what your point is, but that would appear to be the case. However, I don’t think Russia cooperates closely with the OIV, so the estimates on Russian production could be off by quite a bit.

  2. Reply Irena Kutakova

    Hello,
    which place takes Austria in the ranking?
    Thank you very much.
    Irena

    • Reply Jack Brostrom

      Irena,
      The OIV estimates Austria’s 2015 production at 2.35 million hl, placing it in a tie with New Zealand for 17th (Greece is #16).

  3. Reply Velizar

    Hello,
    can you please tell me about rankings for Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro ?
    thank you very much

    • Reply Jack Brostrom

      Velizar,
      Serbia is listed at #19 for 2015. We don’t have figures for Croatia or Montenegro, but Croatia is usually around #23. Montenegro would be much smaller in production.

  4. Reply Rory

    Surprised to see no sign of New Zealand on this list – where do they rank?

    • Reply Jack Brostrom

      The OIV 2015 estimates place New Zealand in a tie with Austria for 17th, with an output of 2.35 million liters. New Zealand has usually ranked 17th or 18th in recent years, with the exception of 2014, when an unusually large harvest moved New Zealand up to #14.

  5. Reply Alexey Tyurin

    Hello,
    Could you please also give the information about the surface occupied by vineyard in main wine producing countries?

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