Top Fifteen Wine-Producing Countries

 

World wine production fell by more than 10% in 2019 after the highest-volume year in a decade in 2018. Every major wine producer was lower in volume in 2019 compared to 2018, with Italy and France off by 15% and Spain by almost 25%. Portugal (10%), Russia (9%), and South Africa (2%) were the only countries that could point to an increase over 2018. Nevertheless, because 2018 was an anomalous year, it was not as bad as it sounds. Compared to the previous 5-year average, world production was down by just a little over 3% and Italy’s 2019 volume was about 4% lower. Chile has seen the most growth among the major producers over the past 5 years, while China has declined sharply as a greater emphasis on quality has taken a lot of production off the market.


(Volume in thousands of hectoliters; e.g., global production is around 263 million hl)

Country 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 est
Italy
50,000
50,900
42,500
54,800
46,600
France
47,000
45,400
36,400
49,000
41,900
Spain
37,700
39,700
32,500
44,900
34,300
United States
21,700
23,700
23,300
23,900
23,600
Argentina
13,400
9,400
11,800
14,500
13,000
Australia
11,900
13,100
13,700
12,900
12,500
Chile
12,900
10,100
9,500
12,900
11,900
South Africa
11,200
10,500
10,800
9,500
9,700
China*
13,300
13,200
11,600
9,100
9,100
Germany
8,800
9,000
7,500
10,300
9,000
Portugal
7,000
6,000
6,700
6,100
6,700
Russia*
5,600
6,600
5,800
5,500
6,000
Romania
3,600
3,300
4,300
5,100
4,900
Hungary
2,600
2,500
2,500
3,400
3,200
New Zealand
2,300
3,100
2,900
3,000
3,000
Rest of World
26,000
23,500
27,200
29,100
27,600
World
275,000
270,000
249,000
294,000
263,000

* OIV does not have estimates for 2019 production in China or Russia; 2018 volumes are used in this table.
Note: 2019 data are provisional and are likely to change in future reports.

Source: OIV, November 2019


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