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8504.0 - Shipments of Wine and Brandy in Australia by Australian Winemakers and Importers, Mar 2013  
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FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
June 2013 22 August 2013
September 2013 21 November 2013



DATA NOTES

There have been recent changes to the Harmonised Tariff Item Statistical Codes (HTISC) as of 1 January 2012. As a result of these changes the amount of data available for imports has decreased. For more information about the HTISC changes affecting this publication see Chapter 22 - Beverages, spirits and vinegar in the Combined Australian Customs Tariff Nomenclature and Statistical Classification available at the Australian Customs and Boarder Protective Service website:http://www.customs.gov.au, or refer to Information paper: Changes to AHECC and Customs Tariff, 2012 (cat. no. 5368.0.55.017).

There has been an increase in coverage with an additional 16 providers added to the survey in the March 2012 quarter.

A significant change was observed in the reporting of bulk wine sales between the June 2009 quarter and September 2009 quarter; however, the total impact is unquantifiable. Users should view quarterly movements during this period with caution.

From the September quarter 2009, data relating to the export of Australian produced wine is no longer included in this publication. Information regarding export data can be obtained by contacting the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.

Due to the seasonal nature of the data, quarterly movements are no longer included in commentary.

Further information on domestic sales and imports data is available by downloading the time-series (original) spreadsheets:
  • 1. Domestic Sales of Australian Wine, by container type
  • 2. Domestic Sales of Australian Wine and Brandy by Winemakers
  • 3. Domestic Sales of Australian Fortified Wine by Winemakers
  • 4. Imports Cleared, by Wine Type
  • 5. Total Wine Imports (Excluding Brandy) Cleared, by Selected Countries


ROUNDING

Where figures have been rounded, discrepancies may occur between sums of the component items and totals.


INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.


SUMMARY COMMENTARY


AUSTRALIAN TABLE WINE SALES

Total White and Red/Rosť Table Wine

The March 2013 quarter estimate for white table wine was 53.9 million litres, which was 1.6% higher than the March 2012 quarter estimate. The estimate for red/rosť table wine in the March 2013 quarter was 36.8 million litres, which was 4.3% higher than the March 2012 quarter estimate.


Table Wine, Glass Containers Less Than 2 Litres

The March 2013 quarter estimate for white table wine in glass containers less than 2 litres was 28.1 million litres, which was 5.2% higher than the March 2012 quarter estimate. The March 2013 quarter estimate for red/rosť table wine in glass containers less than 2 litres was 23.7 million litres, which was 7.6% higher than the March 2012 quarter estimate.


Table Wine, Soft Pack Containers

The March 2013 quarter estimate for white wine in soft pack containers was 20.0 million litres, which was -16.6% lower than the March 2012 quarter sales estimate. The estimate of red/rosť table wine in soft packs for the March 2013 quarter was 9.2 million litres, which was -12.0% lower than the March 2012 quarter estimate.

Table 1. DOMESTIC SALES OF AUSTRALIAN WINE, by wine containers

WHITE TABLE WINE
RED AND ROSE TABLE WINE
Glass
<2L
Soft packs
Total(a)
Glass
<2L
Soft packs
Total(a)
Total
table
wine
Total
other
wine
Total wine
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L

2009-10
102 326
101 706
219 463
102 580
53 848
176 445
395 908
74 871
470 780
2010-11
108 253
98 230
219 217
105 484
49 282
173 074
392 291
71 434
463 724
2011-12
109 781
93 440
216 957
108 873
45 994
173 714
390 672
68 558
459 230
2012
March Quarter
26 694
23 998
53 052
21 976
10 460
35 277
88 329
13 055
101 384
June Quarter
23 898
20 833
49 954
29 736
11 322
49 326
99 281
15 929
115 210
September Quarter
27 243
19 969
51 921
32 748
11 365
49 467
101 388
16 024
117 411
December Quarter
32 339
20 212
55 798
31 175
9 715
43 784
99 581
22 496
122 077
2013
March Quarter
28 083
20 014
53 882
23 656
9 206
36 808
90 691
14 150
104 841

(a) Components do not add to total. The difference between components and totals is wine in 'Other containers' (see Glossary).

Table 2. DOMESTIC SALES OF WINE AND BRANDY BY WINEMAKERS

Table
Fortified
Sparkling - Bottle fermentation
(a)
Sparkling - Bulk fermentation
(a)
Carbonated
Other wine products
Brandy(b)
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L al

2009-10
395 908
16 297
19 860
20 252
14 014
4 448
445
2010-11
392 291
17 502
19 665
15 711
13 603
4 953
416
2011-12
390 672
15 748
18 369
17 337
12 399
4 710
388
2012
March Quarter
88 329
3 069
3 532
3 046
2 473
936
82
June Quarter
99 281
4 235
3 654
4 050
2 799
1 192
83
September Quarter
101 388
4 238
3 884
4 041
2 683
1 178
96
December Quarter
99 581
3 958
6 836
6 407
3 884
1 409
125
2013
March Quarter
90 691
2 827
3 647
3 369
3 379
927
71

(a) Spritzig table wines are included in table wine
(b) Quantities on which excise duty was paid

Table 3. DOMESTIC SALES OF FORTIFIED WINE BY WINEMAKERS

Cream, crusted/crusting
and solera
fortified in
glass <2L
Vintage, ruby
and tawny
fortified in
glass <2L
Other
fortified in
glass <2L
Soft
packs
Other
containers
Total fortified wine
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L

2009-10
1 623
3 351
461
6 805
4 059
16 297
2010-11
1 657
4 443
674
6 838
3 893
17 502
2011-12
1 513
3 299
377
6 913
3 647
15 748
2012
March Quarter
np
497
58
np
771
3 069
June Quarter
np
942
135
np
833
4 235
September Quarter
np
938
119
np
930
4 238
December Quarter
np
1 027
130
np
857
3 958
2013
March Quarter
np
523
50
np
621
2 827

np not available for publication but included in totals where applicable, unless otherwise indicated



IMPORTS

Wine Imports (Excluding Brandy) Cleared for Home Consumption

In the March 2013 quarter, 16.7 million litres of wine were imported, valued at $110.0 million. This represents an increase of 10.2% in quantity and an increase of 11.6% in value from the March 2012 quarter estimate. The average value of wine cleared for home consumption in the March 2013 quarter was $6.58 per litre, up from $6.50 in the March 2012 quarter.



Table 4. IMPORTS CLEARED, quantity by wine type

White table
wine
<2L
(a)
Red/Rosť
table wine
<2L
Sparkling
Total wine (excluding
brandy)
(b)
Brandy
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L

2009-10
32 333
8 924
8 358
64 339
448
2010-11
34 081
10 346
8 979
67 008
465
2011-12
40 927
12 341
10 392
82 511
469
2012
March Quarter
8 016
2 650
2 220
15 170
119
June Quarter
11 027
2 950
1 823
17 222
79
September Quarter
10 325
3 975
2 613
22 679
122
December Quarter
12 993
4 685
4 586
28 456
197
2013
March Quarter
8 111
3 264
2 708
16 713
84

(a) White wine <2L includes carbonated wine
(b) Total wine (excluding brandy) includes grape wine and grape wine product

Table 5. IMPORTS CLEARED, customs value by wine type

White table
wine
<2L
(a)
Red/Rosť
table wine
<2L
Sparkling
Total wine
(excluding
brandy)
(b)
Brandy
$'000
$'000
$'000
$'000
$'000

2009-10
226 566
71 143
121 925
458 795
14 211
2010-11
227 308
77 924
134 502
470 781
15 861
2011-12
252 321
91 502
144 332
529 671
16 443
2012
March Quarter
54 203
14 706
24 762
98 575
3 686
June Quarter
57 651
24 827
24 086
110 622
3 471
September Quarter
64 127
29 254
34 028
141 754
3 666
December Quarter
85 815
28 977
72 584
202 689
4 952
2013
March Quarter
51 681
19 583
30 623
110 000
2 380

(a) White wine <2L includes carbonated wine
(b) Total wine (excluding brandy) includes grape wine and grape wine product

Table 6. TOTAL WINE IMPORTS CLEARED, by selected countries(a)

New Zealand
Italy
Portugal
Spain
France
Germany
Chile
South Africa
Total
other countries
Total all countries

Quantity ('000 L)

2009-10
44 442
6 639
568
1 106
6 992
569
659
1 904
1 461
64 340
2010-11
45 445
6 688
637
1 303
8 638
587
751
1 430
1 530
67 009
2011-12
54 654
7 170
516
1 667
11 147
588
3 763
1 135
1 871
82 511
2012
March Quarter
8 930
1 678
177
332
2 847
139
584
130
353
15 170
June Quarter
10 773
1 712
92
477
2 190
116
1 360
86
416
17 222
September Quarter
14 194
1 931
120
564
3 416
164
232
1 522
536
22 679
December Quarter
17 382
2 886
200
710
4 927
257
351
1 178
565
28 456
2013
March Quarter
9 549
2 190
162
567
2 888
229
265
411
452
16 713

Value (Customs Value) ($'000)

2009-10
258 758
39 791
2 627
7 474
129 741
3 116
2 751
5 952
8 251
458 461
2010-11
262 353
32 180
2 418
7 781
146 208
3 181
3 203
4 394
8 878
470 596
2011-12
299 274
34 677
2 318
8 728
162 377
3 276
4 528
3 125
11 249
529 552
2012
March Quarter
58 550
7 225
636
1 889
26 078
759
811
372
2 255
98 575
June Quarter
63 597
8 587
386
1 767
31 764
632
431
280
3 178
110 622
September Quarter
77 463
9 248
473
3 069
44 595
917
997
2 015
2 977
141 754
December Quarter
100 686
12 786
844
3 491
76 923
1 403
1 241
2 029
3 286
202 689
2013
March Quarter
58 199
10 054
889
2 664
32 707
1 445
1 134
468
2 440
110 000

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
(a) Total wine (excluding brandy) includes grape wine and grape wine product



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