The world’s annual consumption of wine is almost 250 million hectoliters. That corresponds to the volume of 10,000 Olympic-size swimming pools.
The United States accounts for 30 million hectoliters and is the world’s largest market for wine – a position it took over from France in 2013. However, with an annual consumption per capita of around 10 liters the United States has a lower consumption per capita than almost all other wine- producing countries. China is the world’s fifth largest market for wine at almost 18 million hectoliters per year but the country’s annual consumption per capita is still modest at 1.3 liters.