Leading countries in wine production worldwide 2018

Italy, France, and Spain were the top three producers of wine worldwide as of 2018. That year, France produced about 49.1 million hectoliters of wine.

Vineyards and Wine Production

The climate, terrain, and soil quality in which the wine grapes are grown has a major influence on how the wine turns out. Though most of the world’s wine is grown in the Mediterranean region, or in areas with a Mediterranean climate, the areas in which grapes can be grown have expanded greatly. In 2017, vineyards took up about 7.6 million hectares of land worldwide. This figure has remained somewhat stable over the last decade.

Global Wine Trade

While Italy was the leading producer of wine in 2018, Spain had the highest export volume of wine in that year, at 21 million hectoliters. Another major exporter of wine was Chile, at 9.3 million hectoliters. Between 2014 and 2015, the export volume of wine from Chile grew by 8.6 percent. During that time period, New Zealand’s wine exports grew by 11.5 percent. On the other hand, Germany decreased its wine exports by nearly 16 percent between 2014 and 2015.

Wine production worldwide in 2018, by country (in million hectoliters)*

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April 2019



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