Which Country Produces the Most Grapes in the World?

Grapes October 26, 2017
Blog Blog  /  Agriculture  /  Grapes
Author: Sergey Avramenko
Head of Global Markets Research Team

In 2015, the countries with the highest levels of grape production were China (13,625 thousand tonnes), the United States (7,592 thousand tonnes), Italy (7,299 thousand tonnes), together accounting for 36% of total output.

From 2007 to 2015, the most notable growth rates of grape production among the main producing countries was attained by China (+9.1% per year), while the other global leaders experienced mixed trends in the output figures.

Top 10 Grape Producing Countries in the World

1. China (13,625K Tonnes)
2. United States (7,592K Tonnes)
3. Italy (7,299K Tonnes)
4. Spain (7,236K Tonnes)
5. France (6,487K Tonnes)
6. Turkey (4,054K Tonnes)
7. Argentina (2,975K Tonnes)
8. India (2,794K Tonnes)
9. Chile (2,503K Tonnes)
10. South Africa (2,031K Tonnes)

Global Grapes Production

Global grape production amounted to 78,691 thousand tonnes in 2015, rising by +5.7% against the previous year level. Overall, the global grape output pursued a pronounced growth from 2007 to 2015. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. The total output figures increased at an average annual rate of +2.3%. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2013, when the output figure increased by +11% from the previous year level. Over the period under review, the global grape production attained its maximum volume of 78,691 thousand tonnes in 2007. From 2008 to 2015, the total grape output growth failed to regain its strength.

Over the analyzed period, an increase in global grape production was primarily driven by disposable income growth and growth of wine consumption. Furthermore, these key drivers are expected to continue promoting the grape output in the immediate term. This general positive trend was largely conditioned by a slight curtailment of the harvested area and solid gains of the yield figures.

The world grape harvested area amounted to 7,152 thousand ha in 2015, which was almost equal to the previous year figure. The grape harvested area indicated a small contraction over the period under review, declining by an average annual rate of -0.2% from 2007 to 2015. This trend pattern was relatively stable throughout the analyzed period. Over the period under review, the total grape harvested area peaked in 2007, declining in the following year. From 2008 to 2015, the total grape harvested area fluctuated at lower levels.

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Source: World: Grapes - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast