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. Wine Consumption in major countries
|Wine consumption||2019||% change|
|Country||ML||% world||from 2018|
Source: State of the World Vitivinicultural Sector in 2019, published April 2020