Wine Consumption

The USA topped wine consumption in 2020 at 3300ML, accounting for 14% of global consumption. France, Italy, Germany and the UK rounded out the top five countries by total consumption. These top five countries consumed 49% of global wine production, equalling around 11,530ML (see Table 29).

Interestingly, wine consumption in China dropped by a significant 17.3% in 2020 with a total of 1240ML consumed in that market (see Table 29). This reduction in demand can be largely attributed to the curtailment of social events and the cancellation of traditional gifting events such as Chinese New Year as part of efforts to combat COVID-19.

Wine Consumption in major countries

Country Wine consumption (ML) 2020 % change
2020 Prel. 2019 Pro. % world from 2019
USA 3,300 3,300 14% 0.0%
France 2,470 2,470 11% 0.0%
Italy 2,450 2,280 10% 7.5%
Germany 1,980 1,980 8% 0.0%
UK 1,330 1,300 6% 2.3%
China 1,240 1,500 5% -17.3%
Russia 1,030 1,000 4% 3.0%
Spain 960 1,030 4% -6.8%
Argentina 940 890 4% 5.6%
Australia 570 590 2% -3.4%
Portugal 460 460 2% 0.0%
Canada 440 470 2% -6.4%
World 23,400 24,100 72% -2.9%

Source: State of the World Vitivinicultural Sector in 2019, published April 2020
Note: figures may vary from those previously published as data is updated

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