Romania is a major European wine country and an important producer of world-class quality wines.
Place of Romania world-wide:
- Area under vine (5th position in the EU) behind Spain, France, Italy and Portugal.
- Grape production (5th position in the EU) behind Italy, Spain, France and Germany.
- Wine production (6th position in the EU), behind Italy, France, Spain, Portugal and Germany.
- Among the first 15 countries in the world with regard to area under vine and wine production.
The total area under vine continued to decrease in 2021 to 179.3 thousand ha. The vineyards kept going through the process of restructuring and reconversion, assisted with EU funds from the national support programme allocated to Romania (i.e. 47.5 million Euro, annually, during the budgetary exercise 2019–2023).
By main wine regions, the area under vine looked in 2021 as bellow:
The wine production increased slightly to a level of 4,451.1 thousand hl in 2021, which by main regions looked as follows:
In 2021, Romanian wine exports reached a level of 174.0 thousand hl, in value of 34.2 million Euro, up 10.7% in value terms compared to the previous year.
By main destinations (top ten), Romanian wine exports presented in 2021 as follows:
The top ten countries of destination held in 2021 a share of 83.8 % in value terms.
In 2021, Romania’s wine imports reached a level of 562.2 thousand hl, in value of 92.9 million Euro, meaning a growth of 31.6% against 2020. During the period 2007-2021 the wine imports evolution of Romania looked as follows, in quantity and value terms:
The top ten countries of origin held in 2021 a share of 89.3 % in value terms.
By main countries of origin, Romania’s wine imports in 2021 were the following:
Imports in 2021 were mainly originating from countries like Moldova Rep., Italy, France, Spain and Germany.
MADR – Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
ONVPV – National Office of Vine and Wine Products
MAT – Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Tourism
INSSE – The National Statistical Institute
5 May 2021