Top Fifteen Wine-Producing Countries

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The world’s wine production grew robustly in 2018, more than making up for a troublesome 2017 marked by low harvests in Italy, France, and Spain due to severe frosts and heavy rains. Most of the major wine-producing countries achieved increases of 20%, 30%, or more over 2017 and reached levels well above their averages for the decade. Italy retained its top position among wine producers with an unexpectedly strong growth of 29% over 2017 and 7.5% over the good harvest of 2016. France, Spain, Argentina, Chile, and Germany all experienced improvements of at least 23%. The United States, the fourth-largest producer, and Australia continued to stay relatively stable, while South Africa and China saw significant declines.

(Volume in thousands of hectoliters; e.g., global production is around 292 million hl)

Country 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Italy
44,200
50,000
50,900
42,500
54,800
France
46,500
47,000
45,200
36,400
49,100
Spain
39,500
37,700
39,700
32,500
44,400
United States
23,100
21,700
23,700
23,300
23,900
Argentina
15,200
13,400
9,400
11,800
14,500
Chile
9,900
12,900
10,100
9,500
12,900
Australia
11,900
11,900
13,100
13,700
12,900
Germany
9,200
8,800
9,000
7,500
9,800
South Africa
11,500
11,200
10,500
10,800
9,500
China
11,600
11,500
11,400
11,600
9,300
Russia
4,800
5,600
5,200
6,300
6,500
Portugal
6,200
7,000
6,000
6,700
6,100
Romania
3,700
3,600
3,300
4,300
5,100
Hungary
2,400
2,600
2,500
3,200
3,600
Brazil
2,600
2,700
1,300
3,600
3,100
Rest of World
27,100
29,800
29,900
26,100
26,800
World
270,000
277,000
273,000
249,800
292,300

 

Note: 2018 data are provisional and are likely to change in future reports.

Source: OIV, April 2019


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