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8504.0 - Shipments of Wine and Brandy in Australia by Australian Winemakers and Importers, Dec 2012  
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FORTHCOMING ISSUES

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DATA NOTES

Potential data quality issues have been identified in the white table wine - soft pack and red table wine - soft pack series. These series may be subject to revision in upcoming releases and the estimates should be used with caution.

Changes to the Harmonised Tariff Item Statistical Codes (HTISC) as of 1 January 2012 have resulted in a decrease in the amount of data available for imports. 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).

Coverage was increased in the March 2012 quarter with an additional 16 providers added to the survey.

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 December 2012 quarter estimate for white table wine was 55.8 million litres, which was -4.8% lower than the December 2011 quarter estimate. The estimate for red/rosť table wine in the December 2012 quarter was 43.8 million litres, which was -2.1% lower than the December 2011 quarter estimate.


Table Wine, Glass Containers Less Than 2 Litres

The December 2012 quarter estimate for white table wine in glass containers less than 2 litres was 32.4 million litres, which was 1.2% higher than the December 2011 quarter estimate. The December 2012 quarter estimate for red/rosť table wine in glass containers less than 2 litres was 31.2 million litres, which was 9.1% higher than the December 2011 quarter estimate.


Table Wine, Soft Pack Containers

The December 2012 quarter estimate for white wine in soft pack containers was 20.2 million litres, which was -17.4% lower than the December 2011 quarter sales estimate. The estimate of red/rosť table wine in soft packs for the December 2012 quarter was 9.7 million litres, which was -16.3% lower than the December 2011 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
107 421
93 440
214 830
105 991
45 994
171 665
386 495
67 846
454 341
2011
December Quarter
31 981
24 467
58 619
28 637
11 611
44 754
103 373
22 462
125 835
2012
March Quarter
25 936
23 998
52 715
21 102
10 460
34 796
87 511
12 824
100 335
June Quarter
23 150
20 833
49 029
28 755
11 322
48 520
97 549
15 710
113 259
September Quarter
26 466
19 969
50 724
31 704
11 365
49 029
99 752
15 810
115 562
December Quarter
32 370
20 211
55 831
31 235
9 713
43 815
99 646
22 506
122 152

(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
386 495
15 680
17 744
17 317
12 399
4 710
388
2011
December Quarter
103 373
3 832
6 742
6 234
4 208
1 447
125
2012
March Quarter
87 511
3 048
3 328
3 040
2 473
936
82
June Quarter
97 549
4 213
3 464
4 043
2 799
1 192
83
September Quarter
99 752
4 215
3 700
4 033
2 683
1 178
96
December Quarter
99 646
3 976
6 837
6 407
3 884
1 401
125

(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
3 230
377
6 913
3 647
15 680
2011
December Quarter
np
843
83
np
927
3 832
2012
March Quarter
np
475
58
np
771
3 048
June Quarter
np
920
135
np
833
4 213
September Quarter
np
915
119
np
930
4 215
December Quarter
np
1 027
145
np
858
3 976

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 December 2012 quarter, 28.5 million litres of wine were imported, valued at $202.8 million. This represents an increase of 5.2% in quantity and an increase of 14.4% in value from the December 2011 quarter estimate. The average value of wine cleared for home consumption in the December 2012 quarter was $7.12 per litre, up from $6.55 in the December 2011 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
40 928
12 341
10 402
82 510
469
2011
December Quarter
11 975
3 424
3 861
27 051
139
2012
March Quarter
8 107
2 650
2 220
15 170
119
June Quarter
11 027
2 950
1 832
17 222
79
September Quarter
10 325
3 975
2 615
22 679
122
December Quarter
12 997
4 688
4 586
28 464
197

(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
91 503
144 450
529 838
16 443
2011
December Quarter
75 461
24 594
61 076
177 277
4 815
2012
March Quarter
54 203
14 706
24 784
98 618
3 686
June Quarter
57 651
24 827
24 183
110 747
3 471
September Quarter
64 127
29 254
34 102
141 842
3 666
December Quarter
85 837
28 977
72 592
202 784
4 954

(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
1 459
64 340
2010-11
45 445
6 688
637
1 303
8 638
587
751
1 430
1 531
67 009
2011-12
54 654
7 170
516
1 667
11 147
588
3 763
1 135
1 869
82 511
2011
December Quarter
17 972
2 054
138
381
3 648
197
1 695
371
596
27 051
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
415
17 222
September Quarter
14 194
1 931
120
564
3 416
164
232
1 522
535
22 679
December Quarter
17 389
2 886
200
710
4 927
257
351
1 178
565
28 464

Value (Customs Value) ($'000)

2009-10
258 758
39 791
2 627
7 474
129 741
3 116
2 751
5 952
8 585
458 796
2010-11
262 353
32 180
2 418
7 781
146 208
3 181
3 203
4 394
9 065
470 781
2011-12
299 274
34 677
2 318
8 728
162 377
3 276
4 528
3 125
11 535
529 839
2011
December Quarter
93 552
9 778
817
2 081
62 653
1 210
2 812
1 048
3 326
177 277
2012
March Quarter
58 550
7 225
636
1 889
26 078
759
811
372
2 297
98 618
June Quarter
63 597
8 587
386
1 767
31 764
632
431
280
3 303
110 747
September Quarter
77 463
9 248
473
3 069
44 595
917
997
2 015
3 066
141 842
December Quarter
100 716
12 786
844
3 491
76 895
1 403
1 241
2 029
3 380
202 784

(a) Total wine (excluding brandy) includes grape wine and grape wine product



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