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2004 World Wine Production Increases

Mon 31 Jan 2005

According to the Organisation Internationale de la Vigne et du Vin (OIV) the global world wine harvest in 2004 increased by 9.5%.



Overall, Europe produced 20 million hl more wine than in 2003. France produced over 10 hl, while production was up in Italy (+3.5 million hl), Germany (+2.6 million hl), Spain (+1.6 million hl) and Portugal (+0.4 million hl). Production reached 14.5 million hl in Australia, 1.15 million hl in New Zeland and 9 million hl in South Africa. In South America, Argentina was up 1.5 million hl and Brazil by 1 million hl, although production in Chile dropped by 0.9 million hl. Californian wine production fell an estimated 2-5%.

 

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