Per capita wine consumption unchanged in Germany


he per capita consumption of wine in Germany in the past fiscal year (08/01/2020 - 07/31/2021) remained constant at 20.7 liters compared to the same period of the previous fiscal year.


This emerges from the current wine consumption balance sheet, which is prepared annually by the German Winegrowers' Association DWV on behalf of the German Wine Institute (DWI). According to this, 17.2 million hectoliters of domestic and foreign wines were consumed in Germany in aboves 12-month period. The per capita wine consumption is calculated by dividing the total amount among the 83.2 million German citizens.

The amount of sparkling wine consumed in Germany also remained constant at 2.7 million hectoliters in the past year. This corresponds to sparkling wine consumption of 3.2 liters per person per year.

Shift in wine consumption

The wine consumption balance shows the entire wine and sparkling wine market. It includes both consumption outside the home, for example in gastronomy, as well as purchases from retailers and producers. "The unchanged balance of wine consumption from the past fiscal year shows that consumers have shifted some of their wine consumption home due to the corona-related restrictions in gastronomy, but overall no more wine was drunk during the pandemic," explains DWI Managing Director Monika Reule .

Germany fourth largest wine consumer market worldwide

For still and sparkling wine consumption, the current balance sheet results in a total of 19.9 million hectoliters, which corresponds to 23.9 liters of wine and sparkling wine per capita and year for all German citizens. With this volume of demand, Germany ranks fourth among the world's largest wine consumer markets. According to the International Organization of Vine and Wine (OIV), most wine is drunk in the USA (33 million hl), followed by France (24.7 million hl) and Italy (24.5 million hl).

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