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)
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Note: 2016 data are provisional and are likely to change in future reports.
Source: OIV, March 2017