According to figures released by the Spanish Wine Federation, FEV, wine consumption in Spain fell by 4.2% in the 2001/2002 year to 15.42m hectolitres.

However, the FEV has also reported that wine exports had risen by 9.6% in the same period to 9.91m hectolitres. Reserves of stocked wine stood at 32.2m hectolitres at the end of 2001/02 period, against 34.8m hectolitres at the end of the previous year.