Statistics on consumption and production of rosé wine

While the consumption of still red and white wines has declined in Western Europe, rosé wine has experienced a three percent spike, mostly driven by young, female drinkers, according to a new market research report by Euromonitor.

Here are the latest statistics on the production and consumption of rosé wine by the Conseil Interprofessionel des Vins de Provence which represents the winemakers of Provence, the largest producer of rosé in the world.

-75 percent of rosé wines are produced in Europe, led by France, Italy and Spain.

Breakdown of worldwide production as of 2006, latest numbers available: 

- France 28%
 - Italy 21%
 - US 18%
 - Spain 18%
 - Germany 3%
 - Africa 2%

- In 2009, the worldwide production of rosé was estimated at approximately 22.7 million hectoliters.

-Production of rosé continues to rise 2 to 3 percent each year.

- At 21.5, million hectoliters, the volume of rosé consumed represents 9 percent of total worldwide
wine consumption.

- Nielsen reports that sales of rosé wine in the US also grew 26 percent in dollars 2011 and 14 percent in volume, marking the seventh straight year of growth