Global Wine Markets 1860-2016: a statistical compendium

About the report

This comprehensive report gives an overview of global wine markets including production, consumption, exports and imports across 47 countries and 5 residual regions spanning the world.

The report is a valuable resource to help potential exporters understand the global wine trade in different periods of history. This latest (November 2017) edition of the Global Wine Statistical Compendium revises, updates and expands data from the previous edition published in 2011, including adding another century of historical data.

Report summary

Until recently, most grape-based wine was consumed close to where it was produced, and mostly that was in Europe. Despite the huge growth in inter-continental trade, investment and migration during the first globalisation wave that came to a halt with World War I, it was not until the 1990s that the export share of global wine production rose above the 5–12% range in which it had fluctuated for centuries. The latest globalisation wave has changed that forever. Now more than two-fifths of all wine consumed globally is produced in another country. Europe’s dominance of global wine trade has been diminished by the surge of exports from the Southern Hemisphere and the United States of America. New consumers have come onto the scene as incomes and populations have grown unevenly across the globe, eating and drinking habits have changed, and tastes have broadened. Asia has emerged as an important wine-consuming region, and in China that has stimulated the development of local production that, in volume terms, already rivals that of Argentina, Australia, Chile and South Africa.

The data files, e-book, charts and tables can be downloaded free from here.

About the source

Database: Anderson, K. and V. Pinilla with the assistance of A.J. Holmes), Annual Database of Global Wine Markets, 1835 to 2018, Wine Economics Research Centre, University of Adelaide, updated from 2016 to 2018 in January 2020.

Book: Anderson, K., S. Nelgen and V. Pinilla, Global Wine Markets, 1860 to 2016: A Statistical Compendium, Adelaide: University of Adelaide Press. Freely available as an ebook. A softcover print-on-demand version can be purchased from Amazon.


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