The Director General of the OIV, Jean-Marie Aurand, presented information on the potential wine production, assessment of the harvest, and state of the market and international trade in 2016 at the Organisation's headquarters in Paris on 11 April.
- The size of the global area under vines remained at 7.5 mha in 2016, with China's vineyard surface area continuing to increase (+17 kha), confirming its place as the country with the 2nd biggest vineyard surface area.
- World wine production declined by 3% compared with the previous year, falling to 267 mhl in 2016.
- Wine consumption stood at 242 mhl in 2016, having stabilised after the 2008 economic crisis.
- The world wine trade: a slight reduction in volume (104 mhl, -1.2%) but increase in value (29 bn EUR, +2%).
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