France soon the first consumer of organic wine in the world and the second for organic vineyard surfaces (IT)

10/12/2019
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While world wine consumption is falling, organic wine consumption continues to grow, increasing its market share year after year. These are the indications of a study undertaken by MillésimeBio, the famous annual exhibition on organic wines in Montpellier, outlining in five key countries (France, Italy, Spain, Germany, United States) the future of organic wine global consumption and production.

Driven by consumer demand for environmentally friendly products, organic wine consumption has almost doubled in the world since 2013. It is a global evolution, influencing both the production of non-sparkling and sparkling wines. While the world wine market has reached 165.8 billion euros, the organic wine market in the 5 countries of the study has reached 3.3 billion euros.

In 2023, according to the study, the consumption of organic wine will represent 3.5% of the world market (compared to 1.5% in 2013). To meet the needs of the new market, France, Italy and Spain, the three main producers of organic wine in the world, will considerably accelerate the conversion of their vineyards to reach a production of about 2 billion organic bottles in 2023.

The increase in certified organic surfaces in the three producing countries shows that in 2023 France will be the second in the world for organic vines with 115,000 ha certified, compared with 65,300 ha in 2018. In 2021, France will consume twice as much organic wine compared to 2013. It will therefore double Germany as the main consumer country. By 2023, it will represent about 20% of world consumption. But progress is general, and in particular in Spain, where the domestic market takes off, and in the United States, already the first non-organic wine market in the world, which will surpass Italy as the third largest consumer of organic wine in the world.

The study can be downloaded HERE

Source: Blog Biolineaires

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