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Source: Destatis-Federal Statistical Office

Wine production was 38% higher than in the previous year

Press release No. 292 of 5. August 2019

WIESBADEN – In the exceptionally hot and dry summer of 2018, the winemakers press wine produced by the inner and winemaker in Germany, significantly more wine than in the previous year. Out of the total grape must harvest it produced 1.03 billion liters of wine (including the wine-converted-to-skin contact). The wine production increased by 38 % compared to the previous year. As the Federal Statistical office (Destatis) on the occasion of the Rheingau wine week from 9. to 18. August tells more dominates white wine with 66 % compared to red wine, with 34 % of the total amount (including rosé wine and Rotling). So the red Wine has decreased compared to the previous year (39%).

In comparison to the six-year means of 2012 to 2017, the wine production was almost 19 % higher. Converted into 0.75-Liter-bottles of the wine production of the year 2018 results in about 1.4 billion bottles of wine.

Of the total wine production in 2018, the share of prädikat wine was 37 % or 380 million litres. This was the highest amount of wine of the highest quality since 2003 (430 million liters). In addition, 600 million liters of produced quality wine (59 %) and 45 million liters of wine, or country wine (4%).

The pure harvest amount based most important wine-growing in Germany, Rhine Hesse, with 28% of the wine production in Rhineland-Palatinate (19%), Mosel (15%), swimming (15%), Württemberg (11%), CHF (5%) areas, Close to (3 %), and Rheingau (3 %).

White and red wine with a strong, sparkling and co. with a moderate price increase

The consumers ‘ prices for grape wines increased in the year 2018 compared to the year-on-year by 2.2%. In particular, the consumer had to consumers for white wine within a year, a 2.8% increase in pay, for red wine to 2.6 %. The price increases for sparkling wine, Prosecco and champagne were at moderate to 0.7 %.

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