Wine production in EU reached 16.1 billion litres in 2022

November 16, 2023

In 2022, sold production of wine (including sparkling wine, port and grape must) in the EU amounted to 16.1 billion (bn) litres.

The top three wine producers accounted for 83% of EU production. Italy and Spain each contributed nearly 5.0 bn litres, representing together 62 % of the total sold production in the EU, while France produced 3.4 billion litres, 20 %. Other producers exceeding 1 % of the EU total were Germany (4 %), Portugal (above 2 %), and Hungary (below 2 %).

Italy: the leading wine exporter in 2022

In 2022, the EU members exported 7.2 bn litres of wine. Almost half  (3.2 bn litres, 44 %) was exported to countries outside of the EU (extra-EU). Most of the wine was exported to the United Kingdom (0.7 bn litres 23 % of extra-EU exports), followed by the United States (0.7 bn litres, 22 %), Russia (0.3 bn litres, 9 %) and Canada (0.20 bn litres, 6 %).

Italy was by far the top exporter of wine, with exports of 2.2 bn litres in 2022, representing 30 % of the EU members’ exports of wine. It was followed by Spain (2.1 bn litres, 29 %) and France (1.4 bn litres, 19 %).

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Methodological notes:

  • Trade data: total EU trade is calculated by the adding of intra-EU trade and extra-EU trade. Due to quasi-transit trade, this may lead to double counting. An example of this would be wine exported to the United States by France via the Netherlands. This would lead to the same wine being counted as an export by both the Netherlands and France. More precisely, it would appear in the Netherlands’ extra-EU exports to the United States and in France’s intra-EU exports to the Netherlands.