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February 1, 2023
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OIV: Romania’s wine production down 20 pc in 2014

Romania’s wine production dropped by 20 per cent from 5.113 million hectoliters in 2013 to 4.093 million hectoliters in 2014, yet Romania remains 12th in the rankings of the world’s biggest wine producers, according to preliminary data published by the International Organization of Vine and Wine (OIV).
At world level the production of wine has dropped by 6 per cent in 2014, to 271 million hectoliters, OIV pointing out that this year’s production has returned to an “average” level after the record production of 287 million hectoliters registered in 2013. “The fall in production was amplified in Eastern European countries: Bulgaria, Romania and Slovakia registering significant drops in wine production compared to 2013 (-30 per cent, -20 per cent and -16 per cent respectively) because of unfavorable climate conditions,” the OIV report reads.
France has become the world’s largest wine producer in 2014, with 46 million hectoliters, up by 10 per cent compared to 2013, surpassing Italy and Spain. In the case of the latter two countries production dropped by 15 per cent and 19 per cent respectively. The biggest wine production growth was registered in New Zealand – a growth of 29 per cent to the record level of 3.2 million hectoliters (11th in the world) – and in Germany – a growth of 16 per cent to 9.7 million hectoliters (10th in the world).
OIV General Director Jean-Marie Aurand pointed out that in what concerns the global consumption of wine preliminary data shows that in 2014 it consolidated to 243 million hectoliters.

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