Portugal: Wine Production Value, by year
in thousand hectoliters
  • Region: Portugal
  • Time period: 2018 to 2023
  • Published: Nov 2023

Data Analysis and Insights

Updated: Apr 10, 2024 | Published by: Statistico | About Us / Data / Analysis

Year-over-Year Production Increase in 2023

Portugal saw a significant increase in wine production from 2022 to 2023, with the volume rising by 662 hectoliters, marking a recovery and expansion in the wine industry. The production volume reached 7,284 thousand hectoliters in 2023, the highest in the provided data set.

Trend of Recovery and Growth from 2020

The data demonstrates a recovery and growth trend in wine production starting from 2020, with an initial volume of 6,226 thousand hectoliters. Despite a dip in 2019, the following years showcased consistent growth, culminating in the peak production of 2023.

Lowest Production in 2018

2018 marked the lowest point in wine production over the observed period, with only 5,840 thousand hectoliters. This establishes a significant recovery and growth phase over the subsequent years, reflecting resilience in the Portuguese wine sector.

Comparison of Growth Rates Between 2020-2021 and 2022-2023

The growth rate in wine production experienced a slight fluctuation, with a notable increase of 920 thousand hectoliters from 2020 to 2021, followed by a more moderate growth of 662 thousand hectoliters from 2022 to 2023. This indicates varying but positive growth dynamics in the industry.

Average Production Volume

Over the six-year period, the average production volume of wine in Portugal was approximately 6,570 thousand hectoliters. This average underscores the overall productivity and stability of the wine industry, despite yearly fluctuations.

Recovery from 2019's Decline

Following a slight decline in production in 2019 to 6,302 thousand hectoliters, the industry demonstrated resilience with a consistent increase in production volumes, culminating in the highest recorded volume in 2023. This recovery highlights the industry's ability to bounce back and grow.

Frequently Asked Questions

What was the increase of wine production in Portugal?

The wine production in Portugal witnessed a significant increase of 662 thousand hectoliters from 2022 to 2023.

What was the peak production of wine in Portugal according to the data set?

The peak production of wine in Portugal was recorded in 2023 with a volume of 7,284 thousand hectoliters.

What was the lowest point of wine production observed during the period?

The lowest point of wine production was recorded in 2018 with a volume of 5,840 thousand hectoliters.

Terms and Definitions

Wine production refers to the process which involves the cultivation of grapes, their harvesting, crushing, fermentation to create various types of wine. Each step in this process affects the quality, flavor, and attributes of the final product. This term relates to both the actual making of wine as well as the quantity produced.

Viticulture is the scientific study and production of grapes, particularly those intended for wine production. It is an important branch of agriculture that necessitates careful cultivation and nurturing of grapevines. Viticulture involves factors such as soil preparation, vine propagation, pest and disease management, and harvest timing.

Winemaking, or vinification, is the process of producing wine, starting with the harvesting of the fruit, its fermentation into alcohol, and the bottling of the finished liquid. It involves various steps such as crushing and pressing, fermentation, clarification, and aging and bottling.

Terroir is a French term used to describe the natural environmental factors, including soil, climate, and sunlight, that affect the taste and flavor of the wine produced. Each wine-growing region possesses a unique terroir, contributing to an individuality in the wines produced there.

Enology (or œnology) is the science and study of all aspects of wine and winemaking except for vine-growing and grape-harvesting, which constitutes a sub-field called viticulture. It involves the process of wine production, including fermentation, aging, storing, and, most importantly, tasting.

Vintage, in the context of winemaking, refers to the year when the grapes were harvested. The vintage can greatly affect the quality and taste of the wine because it reflects the weather conditions and climate of that particular year.

In the context of wine production, yield refers to the amount of grapes or wine produced per unit of vineyard area. This is usually express in tons of grapes per acre or hectare, or in liters of wine per vine or per hectare.

Vitiviniculture combines the terms 'viticulture' and 'viniculture' and refers to the science, production, and study of grapes and the process of making wine. This encompasses every step from growing and harvesting grapes to fermenting, aging, and bottling wine.
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