Voor 2018 wordt een wereldwijde opbrengst verwacht van 282 miljoen, dat is het hoogste sinds 2000. Het jaar 2017 had weer een historisch lage opbrengst. Het valt allemaal te lezen via de link onderaan dit artikel. Hieronder enkele highlights uit het Engelse persbericht:
In Europe: Italy (48.5 mhl), France (46.4 mhl) and Spain (40.9 mhl) recorded very high production levels. Germany (9.8 mhl), Romania (5.2 mhl), Hungary (3.4 mhl) and Austria (3.0 mhl) have also forecasted harvests above their 5-year averages. Portugal (5.3 mhl) and Greece (2.2 mhl) were the only countries to see a decrease in production compared with 2017.
Production levels in the United States (23.9 mhl) have remained stable for 3 years.
In South Africa, drought significantly impacted 2018 production (9.5 mhl).
South American production levels were very high. In Argentina (14.5 mhl) vinified production increased by 23% compared with the previous year, and in Chile (12.9 mhl) it grew by 36%. Brazil (3.0 mhl) reached a high level, even if its production fell compared with the very strong 2017 production.
Australian wine production (12.5 mhl) declined compared with that of the previous year and New Zealand production (3.0 mhl) remained at a very high level.
2018 World wine production excluding juice and musts – which should reach 282 mhl – saw a significant rise of 31 mhl compared with the very low production of the preceding year, according to the OIV’s early estimates.