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 260 million hl)

Country
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019P
Italy
50,000
50,900
42,500
54,800
47,500
France
47,000
45,400
36,400
49,200
42,100
Spain
37,700
39,700
32,500
44,900
33,500
United States
21,700
23,700
23,300
24,800
24,300
Argentina
13,400
9,400
11,800
14,500
13,000
Australia
11,900
13,100
13,700
12,700
12,000
Chile
12,900
10,100
9,500
12,900
11,900
South Africa
11,200
10,500
10,800
9,400
9,700
Germany
8,800
9,000
7,500
10,300
9,000
China
13,300
13,200
11,600
9,300
8,300
Portugal
7,000
6,000
6,700
6,100
6,700
Romania
3,600
3,300
4,300
5,100
4,900
Russia
5,600
5,200
4,500
4,300
4,600
New Zealand
2,300
3,100
2,900
3,000
3,000
Austria
2,300
2,000
2,500
2,800
2,500
Rest of World
26,300
24,400
27,500
29,900
27,000
World
275,000
269,000
248,000
294,000
260,000

 

Note: 2019 data are preliminary and are likely to change in future reports.

Source: OIV, April 2020


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