The 2013 harvest according to the OIV

With 281 million hectolitres (Mhl) of wine produced, the vitivinicultural world this year will reach again the level of 2006. This is the first point that emerged from the world wine production data presented on October 28, 2013 at the headquarters of the OIV (International Organisation of Vine and Wine) in Paris, France. Spain has recorded a high level over 40 Mhl of wine produced compared to prior years. With 45 Mhl, Italy has produced 2% more than in 2012. There has also been an increase of 7% in France (44 Mhl) and in Portugal (6.7 Mhl). Romania has experienced a double digit growth of 79% (6 Mhl). The U.S. market has also grown and record production was recorded in Chile (12.8 Mhl) and in New Zealand (2.5 Mhl).
World-wide wine production has increased notwithstanding the decline in the global vineyard surface area that has been taking place over the past years, particularly within Europe. With a loss of 300,000 hectares of vines compared with the year 2006, the 2013 harvest has been fairly significant thanks to a productivity which continues to increase despite the abrupt stop caused by adverse climate conditions in 2012, explains Federico Castellucci, Director General of the OIV.Even in the European Union ˗ continues Castellucci ˗ the 2013 harvest can be considered relatively high, given that 164 million hectolitres of wine are forecast to be produced”.

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