OIV estimates the world wine consumption for 2010 to around 236.3 Mhl which is a small decrease compared to 2009 (-0.2 M hl / -0,1%). In recent years consumption has been on a steadily sinking trend and OIV speculates if this negative trend is now broken.
The fifteen biggest EU countries saw a small decrease of 0.2 Mhl to reach a total consumption of 119.6 Mhl which in practice is the same as 2009. Consumption in the United States was also virtually unchanged in 2010: 27.1 Mhl.
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