Tuesday, November 24, 2015

World wine production rises 2% in 2015

World production of wine increased by 2% in 2015 to 275.7 million hectolitres, and Italy has become the world leader, surpassing the France and Spain, announced on 28 October the international organization of wine (OIV).
In South America, Argentina reduced to 12%, to 13.3 million, while Chile registered a new production record with 12.8 million hectolitres (high of 23%).
Worldwide, after the record in 2013 and in 2014, "the world of wine production in 2015 is situated in a good average," said the OIV in a statement, the caution that this is only an estimate, since countries like China and Russia – respectively the 8th and the 12th world producers – not released their numbers.
The Italy, which in 2014 lost his lead for France, returned to first place with 48.9 million hectolitres, surpassing the 47.4 million from 36.6 million of France and Spain. In fourth place, were the United States, with 22.1 million.
In the southern hemisphere, the production remained stable in Australia (12 million hectolitres) and South Africa (11.3), but fell in 27% in New Zealand (2.3 million), recovering its normal level after 1 2014 outstanding.
In Europe, increased its production Portugal (+8%), Romania (+9%), Hungary (+12%) and Austria (+18%) and just dropped in Germany ( -4%) and Greece ( -9%).
Just as in the previous year, "the balance on the market is safe" and "production will allow to cover the demand and consumption of wine for industrial uses" to make brandy, vinegar and Vermouth, indicated the OIV, which predicts that the world consumption is between 235.7 and 248.8 million hectolitres.
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