Jean-Marie Aurand is the new general director of the OIV (International Organisation of Vine and Wine), an organization based in Paris. In May, he presented figures and trends for the wine countries in the world.
As expected, the United States is now the world’s largest wine market with a consumption of 29.1 million hectolitres of wine. France however, is not far behind.
The rapid development that has been in China since 2000 has slowed down, at least for now. The consumption in China decreased by 3.8 % between 2012 and 2013.
Several of the other large markets have decreased their imports (United Kingdom, Canada, Japan, the Netherlands). On the other hand some other European markets have increased their imports, Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, Sweden, and also Russia.
You can see all the facts and figures for 2013 here: OIV statistics.
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