Istat, Italy’s National Institute of Statistics, has reported a 14.3% drop in wine production for 2007 with respect to 2006. The country produced 42.6 million hectoliters in 2007, less than it did in 2002 (44.6 million hectoliters) and 2003 (44.1 million hectoliters). While northern Italy showed an insignificant decrease in production for 2007, central Italy’s production fell by 14% and southern Italy’s by 26%. According to the report, the production of DOC, DOCG wines (-4%) and IGT (-4.6%) wines dropped only slightly while the production of VdT (Vino da tavola) wines dropped significantly (-26%).
Source: INumeridelVino.com (including an English translation of the authors’ analysis).