2017 grape harvest: France leads the field in mechanical harvesting

France is the world's leading purchaser of grape harvesting machines, with an average of 50% of the 1,000 machines manufactured each year.

This figure is even more noteworthy when you consider that French vineyards account for a mere 10% of the worldwide total. In 2016 in France, 600 grape harvesting machines were sold on a market that has remained buoyant since 2014. On a nationwide level, the Gironde department (around Bordeaux) bought the most machines.

On the export market, 99% of grape harvesting machines in the world are made in France!

France exported just under 500 machines in 2016. Spain was the destination of 36% of exports, followed by the USA, Italy, Australia and Germany.

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Source: AXEMA, 17 August 2017.  - AXEMA is the trade association of the Agricultural Equipment industry.