Data on wine production are the result of statistical surveys in the field of crop production: the Survey on Actual Yields of Late Crops, Fruits and Grapes.

For calculations of import and export of wine, the data from the export and import by product codes of the Customs Tariff and Countries of Origin and the export and import by product codes of the Combined Nomenclature and countries of origin have been used.

Foreign trade was calculated separately for EU countries and non-EU countries. Since 2013, Croatia’s import and export calculations have been made at the EU-28 level. 

Data on wine stocks have been taken over from the Paying Agency for Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development, according to which producers are obliged to submit a status on stocks (Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/274 of 11 December 2017 laying down rules for the application of Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the scheme of authorisations for vine plantings, certification, the inward and outward register, compulsory declarations and notifications, and of Regulation (EU) No 1306/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the relevant checks, and repealing Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/561). The data on industrial use of wine have been taken over from the Annual Survey on Consumed Raw Materials, Consumables and Energy Sources, IND-21/REPRO/G form, CBS.

Human consumption per capita is calculated by dividing the quantity of wine produced for human consumption by total population.

Expert estimates were made for losses and production of white wine. For the period from 2000 to 2007, wine losses were estimated at 0.9% and for the period from 2008 and further on at 1% of the total domestic uses of wine. Estimates for production of white wine amount to about 70% of the total wine production.

The methodology is fully harmonised with the Eurostat’s recommendations (Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/274 of 11 December 2017)



Wine-growing year refers to the period from 1 August to 31 July.

Usable production is the process of producing wine, i.e. the vinification (separating berries from the pedicel, fermentation, pressing, clarification, ripening, etc.). It includes all wines as well as all must (both concentrated and non-concentrated).

Initial stocks of a wine-growing year are by definition the same as the final stocks of the previous year. The stocks include wine and grape must intended for wine production and wholesale.

Final stocks are quantities in storage on the last day of a wine-growing year, 31 July. The stocks include wine and grape must intended for wine production and wholesale.

Total imports means imports of wines from non-EU countries produced in those countries as well as imports from other EU Member States.

Total exports means exports of wine to non-EU countries and to other EU Member States.

Total domestic use is composed of human consumption, industrial uses, processing and losses.

Human consumption includes quantities of unprocessed and (sometimes) processed wines and musts used for human consumption. Quantities that have already been put under processing are excluded.      

Industrial uses includes quantities of wine and of wine lees distilled for the production of ethyl alcohol or spirit drinks and quantities of wine used for the production of vinegar.

Losses include losses created during a production phase and in the marketing sector (during storage, transport, conversion and packing of wines).

Self-sufficiency rate represents the ratio of usable production to total domestic use expressed in percentages. It indicates the extent to which production in one country covers domestic uses.



CBS      Croatian Bureau of Statistics

EC         European Community

EU         European Union

l             litre

P.D.O.   protected designation of origin





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