Mariana Rodica TIRLEA, PhD,„Dimitrie Cantemir” Christian University Bucharest, Romania
Yuriy KOZAK, PhD, Associate Professor, academicianof AEN of Ukraine and International Academy of Regional Sciences, Ukraine
The paper presents the results of the research on the analysis of the current trends of the wine sector in the EU and worldwide, in particular, the evolution of the vine areas, production of grapes with an emphasis on the period of 2000-2015. The study is based on the analysis of statistical data and reports of international organizations. The results show that the global area cultivated with vines has diminished due to the decrease of vine areas in Europe; China has confirmed its position as the country with the second largest vine area; grape production at the world level has met a positive trend, despite the reduction of vineyard areas.