Global Wine Production and Consumption

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Global Wine Production
The global production of wine in 2015 was around 275 million hectolitres which worldwide was a steady decline over 5 years since 2010. Countries like China, Chile, Germany, South Africa, Spain and the United States have all seen steady rises in production since 2010 however overall global production dropped due to the reduced production of countries such as Australia, Argentina (a massive 43% reduction), France and Italy.

World wine production in 2015 in hectolitres (where 1 hectolitre = 100 litres):

  • Italy 48.8
  • France 47.3
  • Spain 36.6
  • USA 22.1
  • Argentina 13.3
  • Chile 13.8
  • Australia 12.
  • South Africa 11.7
  • China 11.1
  • Germany 8.8
  • Portugal 6.7
  • Russia 4.9
  • Romania 4
  • Hungary 2.9
  • Brazil 2.7
  • New Zealand 2.35
  • Austria 2.35
  • Rest of the World 20.7



Global Wine Consumption
USA leads the world in wine consumption, consuming some 339 million 9 litre cases of wine per annum
followed closely by

  • France at 296 million,
  • Italy 288 million,
  • Germany 274 million
  • China 144 million,
  • The UK 133 million
  • Australia at 68 million.

Per capita, wine consumption is led by Italy then France, Switzerland, Portugal and Austria.

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