News from the South hemisphere
FranceAgriMer used this update on the crops forecasts in France to introduce a balance sheet about the harvest brought in in the south hemisphere.
The decreasing wine areas
With 11.4 million hectolitres (Mhl), Argentina suffered from unfavourable weather conditions. According to the estimates announced by FranceAgrimer, its harvest would have a 22% drop in comparison with the three years average. Australia has had good quality crops, estimated to 10 Mhl but is in decline in comparison with 2011 (-11%).
The increasing wine areas
Chile has had a record year with 10.9 Mhl (+11% in comparison with 2011). Regarding South Africa, the previous harvest would increase by 4% in comparison with 2011.