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After a low world vintage in 2017, 2018 sees a return to normal wine production levels

World wine production has bounced back after a frost hit 2017 vintage with Italy the world's largest producer in 2018. Production around the world rose according to the latest figures from Organisation of Vine & Wine (OIV) ahead of its annual congress, in Geneva, Switzerland.

Total world volume rose by 17% to the highest levels since 2000, with many countries such as Italy, France, Spain and Chile all seeing growth of over a third.

The current top countries by production are:

Italy 54.8 mhl
France 48.6 mhl
Spain 44.4 mhl
US 23.9 mhl
Argentina 14.5 mhl
Australia 12.9 mhl
Chile 12.9 mhl
South Africa 9.5 mhl
China 9.1 mhl