Top Fifteen Wine-Producing Countries


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)

Country 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Italy
44,200
50,000
50,900
42,500
48,500
France
46,500
47,000
45,200
36,600
46,400
Spain
39,500
37,700
39,700
32,500
40,900
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
12,500
China*
11,600
11,500
11,400
10,800
10,800
Germany
9,200
8,800
9,000
7,500
9,800
South Africa
11,500
11,200
10,500
10,800
9,500
Portugal
6,200
7,000
6,000
6,700
5,300
Romania
3,700
3,600
3,300
4,300
5,200
Russia*
4,800
5,600
5,200
4,700
4,700
Hungary
2,400
2,600
2,500
2,500
3,400
New Zealand
3,200
2,300
3,100
2,900
3,000
Rest of World
27,100
29,800
29,900
30,900
30,700
World
270,000
277,000
273,000
251,000
282,000

 

* 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


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