Wine Consumption

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 29. Top wine consuming nations, 2018

Country Wine consumption ML % of World % change from 2014
USA 3300 13% 7.6%
France 2680 11% -2.6%
Italy 2240 9% 14.9%
Germany 2000 8% -1.5%
China 1760 7% 1.3%
United Kingdom 1240 5% -1.7%
Russian Federation 1190 5% 7.7%
Spain 1050 4% 6.7%
Argentina 840 3% -15.5%
Australia 600 2% 10.7%
Portugal 550 2% 29.0%
Canada 490 2% 4.8%
World 24,600 73% 2.0%

Source: OIV – 2019 Statistical Report on World Vitiviniculture.

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