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.