Speaking from the OIV headquarters in Dijon, by webconference, the head of the statistical service, Giorgio Delgrosso, presented the first estimates of global wine production for 2023.
Based on information collected from twenty-nine countries, which represent 94% of global production in 2022, global wine production (excluding juice and musts) in 2023 is estimated between 241.7 Mhl and 246.6 Mhl, with an average estimate of 244.1 Mhl. .
This represents a decrease of 7% compared to the already below average volume for 2022. There are, however, still large countries such as China, for which information is not yet available.
This would be the smallest production since 1961 (214 Mhl), lower than the historically low production volume of 2017 (248 Mhl).
The OIV attributes this to “significant declines in major wine-producing countries in both hemispheres.”
While in the Southern Hemisphere Australia, Argentina, Chile, South Africa and Brazil recorded year-on-year variations between -10% and -30%, the Northern hemisphere, with Italy, Spain and Greece, experienced the most suffering due to poor climatic conditions. conditions during the growing season.
Only the United States and a few EU countries such as Germany, Portugal and Romania experienced favorable weather conditions that resulted in average or above average volumes.