The US topped wine consumption in 2017 at 3,260ML increasing by 2.84%, accounting for approximately 13.4% of world consumption, with France, Italy, Germany and China rounding out the top 5 (Table 31, page 13). Australia is the tenth largest consumer in the world at 590ML, up by 2.4%, while Portugal showed the largest increase of consumption at 10.6%. Argentina dropped in
wine consumption by 5.3% to 890ML (on top of a drop in 8.3% in 2016), likely due to the poor harvest brought about by an El Niño climate event in 2016. The country is yet to recover to normal production levels which could explain the lower consumption.
Table 31. Top wine consuming nations, 2017
Wine consumption ML
% of world
% change from 2016
Source: OIV – 2018 World Vitiviniculture Situation, OIV Statistical Report on World Vitivinculture.