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1329.0 - Australian Wine and Grape Industry, 2012-13  
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SUMMARY OF FINDINGS


OVERVIEW

There were 1.75 million tonnes of grapes crushed in 2012–13. 850.9 thousand tonnes of white grapes and 897.5 thousand tonnes of red grapes were crushed.

Beverage wine production was 1.23 billion litres in 2012–13. Fortified wine production accounted for 1.0% of beverage wine production, while white table wine accounted for 45.6% and red and rose table wine accounted for 53.5%.

Inventories of beverage wine totalled 1.78 billion litres at 30 June 2013. 91.2% of inventories were composed of table wine, 4.1% of sparkling wine, 3.4% of fortified wine and 1.2% of other beverage wine.



Table 1. WINE AND GRAPE INDUSTRY 2012–13

Value

Fresh grapes crushed (t)
1 748 363
Beverage wine production (million L)
1 231.0
Beverage wine inventories (million L)
1 775.7
Domestic sales of Australian wine (a) (million L)
487.7
Domestic sales value of Australian wine ($m)
2 369.2

(a) Domestic sales data are different compared to the data produced by the quarterly sales survey (see paragraph 19 of the Explanatory Notes)




GRAPE CRUSH

In 2012-13 the total volume of grapes crushed for wine production purposes was 1.75 million tonnes. South Australia crushed the largest volume of grapes accounting for 42.4% of the crush, followed by New South Wales/Australian Capital Territory with 33.9% and Victoria with 19.7%.



Table 2. TOTAL GRAPE CRUSH (a)

2009-10
2010-11
2011-12
2012-13
Fresh grapes
crushed
Total
t
Total
t
Total
t
Red
t
White
t
Total
t

New South Wales (b)
586 319
579 868
515 294
271 702
320 943
592 644
Victoria
250 916
260 818
305 725
163 437
181 303
344 740
Queensland
1 346
700
^1 051
764
^568
^1 332
South Australia
689 100
688 729
732 136
430 799
309 697
740 496
Western Australia
70 259
66 324
61 591
26 483
33 360
59 843
Tasmania
5 072
5 955
4 713
4 329
4 979
9 309
Australia
1 603 012
1 602 394
1 620 510
897 513
850 850
1 748 363


^ estimate has a relative standard error of 10% to less than 25% and should be used with caution
(a) Break in series at 2011-12 due to change in survey coverage. Refer to Explanatory notes 3-8
(b) Includes ACT




WINE PRODUCTION

In 2012-13, 1.23 billion litres of beverage wine was produced. 11.9 million litres of this was fortified and 1,219.1 million litres was unfortified. South Australia accounted for 45.1% of unfortified wine production followed by New South Wales/Australian Capital Territory with 31.5%.



Table 3. WINE PRODUCTION (a)

2008-09
2009-10
2010-11
2011-12
2012-13
Type
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L

Beverage wine
Fortified (b)
11 160
14 582
17 610
14 453
11 933
Unfortified
1 171 464
1 127 715
1 100 226
1 211 466
1 219 079
Total
1 182 624
1 142 297
1 117 836
1 225 919
1 231 012
Distillation wine (c)
7 208
9 359
8 150
10 226
14 589
Gross total wine
1 189 832
1 151 656
1 125 986
1 236 145
1 245 601
Net total wine (d)
1 187 738
1 149 902
1 123 036
1 234 181
1 243 623


(a) Break in series at 2011-12 due to change in survey coverage. Refer to Explanatory notes 3-8
(b) Relates only to production from unfortified wine of the same vintage.
(c) For manufacturing brandy and grape spirit. Includes wine obtained from marc.
(d) Excludes grape spirit used for fortifying (assumes 95.6% alcohol by volume)



Table 4. WINE PRODUCTION, by state, 2012-13

NSW/ACT
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas
Aust.
Type
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L

Beverage wine
Fortified (a)
np
np
np
np
**164
**32
11 933
Unfortified
White
193 110
117 227
^359
222 584
25 036
2 781
561 097
Red and rose
191 278
118 496
^523
326 800
18 525
2 360
657 982
Total
384 388
235 724
881
549 384
43 561
5 142
1 219 079
Total beverage wine
np
np
np
np
43 725
5 173
1 231 012
Distillation wine (b)
np
np
np
np
0
**1
14 589
Gross total wine
388 733
238 874
^900
568 196
43 725
5 174
1 245 601
Net total wine (c)
387 427
238 824
^897
567 588
43 714
5 174
1 243 623


np not available for publication but included in totals where applicable, unless otherwise indicated
^ estimate has a relative standard error of 10% to less than 25% and should be used with caution
* estimate has a relative standard error between 25% and 50% and is considered to have a sampling variability too high for most practical purposes
** estimate has a relative standard error greater than 50% and is considered too unreliable for general use
(a) Relates only to production from unfortified wine of the same vintage.
(b) For manufacturing brandy and grape spirit. Includes wine obtained from marc.
(c) Excludes grape spirit used for fortifying (assumes 95.6% alcohol by volume)



Table 5. GRAPE SPIRIT USED IN CURRENT VINTAGE WINE (a)

2007-08
2008-09
2009-10
2010-11
2011-12
2012-13
State
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L

New South Wales (b)
814
288
1 076
1 485
1 381
1 659
Victoria
293
437
np
np
^112
**82
South Australia
611
1 024
629
1 017
841
821
Other States
4
408
np
np
**48
**20
Australia
1 721
2 157
1 754
2 950
2 381
2 581


^ estimate has a relative standard error of 10% to less than 25% and should be used with caution
** estimate has a relative standard error greater than 50% and is considered too unreliable for general use
(a) Break in series at 2011-12 due to change in survey coverage. Refer to Explanatory notes 3-8
(b) Includes ACT




AUSTRALIAN WINE INVENTORIES

At 30 June 2013 inventories of Australian beverage wine totalled 1.78 billion litres. Red and rose table wine accounted for 55.6% of beverage wine inventories, while white table wine accounted for 35.7%.


Table 6. INVENTORIES OF AUSTRALIAN WINE AND GRAPE JUICE HELD BY WINE MAKING BUSINESSES (a)

2007-08
2008-09
2009-10
2010-11
2011-12
2012-13
Type
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L

Beverage wine
Fortified wine
68 713
62 849
56 714
55 911
60 957
60 314
Sparkling wine
106 201
111 509
98 032
91 230
81 034
73 366
Table wine (b)
White
662 817
669 608
581 061
586 333
628 685
633 273
Red and rose
1 021 873
1 011 422
961 008
909 832
898 889
986 884
Total
1 684 690
1 681 029
1 542 069
1 496 165
1 527 574
1 620 157
Other beverage wine (c)
18 271
23 937
25 821
18 983
24 855
21 876
Total Beverage wine
1 877 876
1 879 324
1 722 636
1 662 289
1 694 421
1 775 713
Distillation wine
883
1 431
726
2 248
1 066
*1 729
Unfermented grape juice
64 991
63 642
37 239
70 878
38 645
23 304
Concentrated must (d)
3 668
13 116
15 182
13 046
20 312
14 438


* estimate has a relative standard error between 25% and 50% and is considered to have a sampling variability too high for most practical purposes
(a) Break in series at 2011-12 due to change in survey coverage. Refer to Explanatory notes 3-8
(b) Spritzig table wines are included in table wine
(c) Includes carbonated wine, wine cocktails, marsala, apertif and tonic wines, de-alcoholised wine, low and reduced alcohol wine and vermouth
(d) reported in single strength




DOMESTIC SALES OF AUSTRALIAN WINE

In 2012-13, 487.7 million litres of Australian wine was sold domestically for $2,369.2 million. The average price per litre was $4.86.


Table 7. DOMESTIC SALES OF AUSTRALIAN WINE BY WINEMAKING BUSINESSES (a)

2006-07
2007-08
2008-09
2009-10
2010-11
2011-12
2012-13

Domestic sales of Australian wine (million L) (b)
456.1
439.9
449.8
470.8
463.9
497.6
487.7
Domestic sales value of Australian wine ($m)
2 037.1
2 125.4
2 053.0
2 122.6
2 331.0
2 498.6
2 369.2


(a) Break in series at 2011-12 due to change in survey coverage. Refer to Explanatory notes 3-8
(b) Domestic sales data are different compared to the data produced by the quarterly sales survey (see paragraph 19 of the Explanatory Notes)


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