Italy reports a 14.3% decrease in wine production for 2007

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).

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4 thoughts on “Italy reports a 14.3% decrease in wine production for 2007

  1. Pingback: Alcohol Posts » Italy reports a 14.3% decrease in wine production for 2007

  2. It’s a real sad thing to hear that the production of wine from Italy is at an untimely low (2007). What’s more unfortunate is that it is not due to bad weather alone. The repurcussions of the banned importations of Barolo left the world suspect of Italy’s authenticity. This was nothing to laugh about, but as soon as Italy was vindicated, the world saw a large a large increase in average bottle cost of Italian wine in general (2004). Not to mention how Barolo doubled in price once the U.S. government cleared 2003, soon to be known as the “Outlaw Vintage”.

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