A thorough and in-depth review of the situation of viticulture in the period 2000 – 2020 is presented in this paper. Numerical data on the main indicators during the period under review are presented and they illustrate the negative trends in the development of the sector. Values of correlation and determination coefficients were calculated and relationships of dependence between some of the pairs of indicators were analyzed. Conclusions and recommendations have been made.
Keywords: wine production, wine industry, high quality wines, demographic and economic indicators, correlation coefficient, coefficient of determination