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Booming wine production in South America: Chile +30% and Argentina +16%

Friday, November 5, 2021 – 09:23 UTC


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Given the absence of major climatic incidents so far, this has translated into a considerable jump in grape harvests and wine production in most South American producing countries, according to the report. ‘OIV.

Wine production in Chile this season is expected to increase by 30% due to excellent weather conditions. Some 13.4 million hectoliters are estimated, which will also be record production for Chile and will most likely overtake Argentina.

The International Organization of Vine and Wine, OIV, has officially presented the production estimates for 2021, which, given the absence of major climatic incidents so far, has led to a considerable jump in the harvest and of wine production in most South American producing countries.

Likewise, Chile and Argentina, according to the OIV, are strong candidates to fill the void left by Australia in its prohibited sales to China.

The OIV points out that Argentina’s production will increase by 16% to 12.5 million hectoliters, that of Brazil by 60% to reach 3.6 million hectoliters while in Uruguay the peak will be 8% to 0.7 million hectolitres.

The overall increase is not linked to larger vineyard areas, but in South America and the southern hemisphere, production reached an all-time high of 59 million hectoliters (19% more than in 2019 ) contrary to what happened in the rest of the globe where production was miserable.

Indeed, global wine production could fall to 250 million hectoliters, the second lowest production this century so far due to distorted weather conditions in the main producing countries, Italy, Spain and especially the France.


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