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According to provisional figures released by International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV) the top 10 countries that drank the most wine in 2021 are listed below. The US led the field by a comfortable margin over France and Italy. The greatest increase from the previous year was recorded by Argentina (+11%) followed closely by Spain (+10%). At the other end of the scale, China showed the largest fall in 2021 with a hefty drop of 15.4%

Top ten countries with the highest total wine consumption in 2021

NUMBER COUNTRY TOTAL WINE CONSUMPTION (MILLION HECTOLITRES – MHL) MOVEMENT FROM 2020
1 USA 33.1 mhl Up 0.7%
2 France 25.2 mhl Up 8.6%
3 Italy 24.2 mhl Flat
4 Germany 19.8 mhl Flat
5 United Kingdom 13.4 mhl Flat
6 Spain 10.5 mhl Up nearly 10%
7 China 10.5 mhl Down 15.4%
8 Russia 10.5 mhl Up 2%
9 Argentina 8.4 mhl Down 11%
10 Australia 5.9 mhl Flat

Consumption per capita saw Portugal in the lead closely followed by France and Italy. Australia was in sixth place, narrowly ahead of Germany.

Top ten countries with the highest wine consumption per capita in 2021

NUMBER COUNTRY WINE CONSUMPTION PER CAPITA
1 Portugal 51.9 litres
2 France 46.9 litres
3 Italy 46 litres
4 Switzerland 35.3 litres
5 Austria 30.6 litres
6 Australia 28.7 litres
7 Germany 27.5 litres
8 Spain 26.2 litres
9 Netherlands 26.1 litres
10 Belgium 26 litres

 

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