The Slovenia Times

Wine Consumption Rising Again, Production Dipping



Per capita consumption of wine was up 3% over the year before, but down from 40 litres per person two years ago.

While production of wine stood at 700,000 hectolitres, which is 11% less than a year earlier, consumption amounted to 811,000 hectolitres, meaning the country's wine industry accounted for 86.5% of all domestic demand.

This is slightly less than a year ago, when self-sufficiency was at nearly 90%, and significantly below the 101% self-sufficiency level achieved two years ago, figures released by the Statistics Office show.

Self sufficiency with white wine, which remains the preferred choice of Slovenians, was somewhat higher than the average at 90.8% in the past season.

Although white wines account for 65% of all consumption in the country, their popularity dipped slightly among consumers, after accounting for 68% of all wine consumed a year ago.

White wines make up for the bulk of domestic production with a 68.2% share.


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