Which Country Produces Most Wine
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Which Country Produces Most Wine


Drinking wine sensibly and in moderation is now a part of healthy lifestyle for most adult people but excessive consumption of wine can lead to serious health problems. It is an ancient beverage with very modern appeal and now its production and consumption is continuously increasing in most countries of world. More than half of world grape production is being used for wine. In 2012 top ten countries produced 22124714 tonnes which accounts for 83 % of world production. Let’s take a closer look at the top ten largest wine producing countries of the world.

Rank Country Production 2012
(tonnes)
% of total production
1. France 5,286,414 20.02
2. Italy 4,089,000 15.49
3. Spain 3,150,000 11.93
4. USA 2,820,000 10.68
5. China, mainland 1,650,000 6.25
6. Argentina 1,177,800 4.46
7. Australia 1,155,000 4.37
8. Chile 1,086,500 4.11
9. South Africa 1,010,000 3.83
10. Russian Federation 700,000 2.65

 


 

France is the largest producer of wine in the world. Bordeaux, South western city of France, is the world capital of wine and is known for the standard of comparison for high quality. The country has lowered production by 11% since 2007 and 30 percent in the last 20 years.
Source: Food and Agriculture Organization

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