During the 39th World Congress of Vine and Wine, the Director General of the OIV, Jean-Marie Aurand, presented an overview of the vitivinicultural sector, as well as initial information from the thematic report devoted to the table grape and dried grape markets, which will be published at the end of the year.
The report covers the vitivinicultural production potential, areas under vines, global wine production and consumption, and wine import and export volumes.
• In 2015, the world area under vines rose to 7.5 mha.
• Global grape production reached 76 mt in 2015.
• 2016 world wine production (excluding juice and musts) is estimated at 259 mhl.
• World wine consumption in 2015 is estimated at 240 mhl.