OIV summary on the global situation of the wine and vine industry in 2009Filed under News, Events on Tuesday, June 22, 2010.
OIV's yearly statistical analysis results, presented during the 33rd World Wine and Vine Congress, indicates that the activities in this field have slowed down in 2009.
At Tbilisi, on the 21st of June 2010, before the President of the Republic of Georgia, Mr. Mikheil Saakashvili, Georgia's Minister of Agriculture, Mr Bakur Kvezereli, and the official representatives of the 45 member States and observers of the OIV, during the 33rd World Congress on Wine and Vine, Mr Federico Castellucci, the CEO of the OIV, presented the main trends that marked the global wine and vine industry in 2009, in a context of global economic downturn.
Mr Federico Castellucci explained that the total global area dedicated to vineyards had regressed by 1.2% in 2009, and that the global grape production was marked by a 1.5% decrease in 2009 (675.3 million quintals) compared with 2008 (685.7 million quintals), but exceeded those of 2007 (665.2 million quintals) and 2006 (667.5 million quintals).
The global situation in terms of wine and vine in 2009 recorded an increase in wine production of 1.1 million hectolitres compared with 2008, to reach 268.7 million hectolitres against 267.6 million hectolitres the previous year.
On the other hand, with a global decrease of 3.6% in wine consumption recorded in 2009 (236.5 million hectolitres), the downward trend started in 2008 (245, 2 million hectolitres) continued in a context of diminishing global demand.
Mr Federico Castellucci also presented the evolution of global wine exchanges for 2009, which was marked by a decrease of 3.47 million hectolitres of wine exports compared with 2008.
“After an uninterrupted period of growth since 2000, global wine exports have broken with this trend in 2008 because of the economic crisis and pursued this downward trend in 2009. However, the global volume of exported wines in 2009 is still largely superior to that recorded in 2006 and the previous years” declared Mr Castellucci.
In view of the impact of the economic downturn on the wine industry, Mr Castellucci recommended a continued commitment by member states of the OIV to achieve the goals stated in the three-yearly strategic plan of the Organisation; the objectives aim to minimise the negative impact of the global economic crisis on producer and consumers.
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