The world’s wine production returned to more normal levels in 2018 after a 2017 marked by low harvests in Italy, France, and Spain due to severe frosts and heavy rains. Italy retained its top position among wine producers despite a mere 15% increase over 2017. France, Spain, Argentina, Chile, and Germany all experienced improvements of at least 23%. The United States, the fourth-largest producer, continued to stay relatively stable, while Australia and South Africa saw significant declines. China’s estimates are not in yet.
(Volume in thousands of hectoliters; e.g., global production is around 282 million hl)
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* China and Russia figures have not yet been determined by the OIV. 2017 figures are shown.
Note: 2018 data are estimated and are likely to change in future reports.
Source: OIV, October 2018