New Zealand has increased both the volume and value of its wine exports

New Zealand has increased both the volume and value of its wine exports

Yesterday, the International Organisation of Vine and Wine released its 2014 report. Here are some key facts it includes on the global wine industry:

Five countries collectively contain about half of the world's area under vine.

  1. Spain - 1.02bn hectares
  2. China - 799m hectares
  3. France - 792m hectares
  4. Italy - 690m hectares
  5. Turkey - 502m hectares

Global production

  • 2011 - 267m hectolitres
  • 2012 - 258m hectolitres
  • 2013 - 291m hectolitres
  • 2014 - 279m hectolitres

Top consumers

  1. US - 30.7m hectolitres (+1% from 2013)
  2. France - 27.9m hectolitres (-3%)
  3. Italy - 20.4m hectolitres (-6%)
  4. Germany - 20.2m hectolitres (+1%)
  5. China - 15.8m hectolitres (-7%)
  6. UK - 12.6m hectolitres (-1%)
  7. Russia - 9.6m hectolitres (-7%)

Of the major wine exporters, only Italy and New Zealand increased both export value and volumes. Italy's rises were marginal but New Zealand saw export volumes jump by 5% and value by 9%. South Africa's volumes slid by 9% while values fell by 6%. US exports were down by 2.5% in volumes and 6% in value. Chile saw a 9% slip in volumes but only a 1.5% drop in value. French exports were marginally down in both volume and value and the country remained the top exporter in terms of value. Spain remained the top exporter in volumes terms.

Top importers by value

  1. US - EUR4.03bn (US$4.42bn)
  2. UK - EUR3.6bn
  3. Germany - EUR2.5bn
  4. Canada - EUR1.47bn
  5. Japan - EUR1.2bn

Top importers by volume

  1. Germany - 15.2m hectolitres
  2. UK - 13.4m hectolitres
  3. US - 10.7m hectolitres
  4. France - 6.5m hectolitres
  5. Russia - 4.7m hectolitres