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8504.0 - Sales of Australian Wine and Brandy by Winemakers, Dec 2005  
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DECEMBER KEY FIGURES

Dec 2005
Nov 2005 to Dec 2005
Dec 2004 to Dec 2005
'000 L
% change
% change

Trend estimates

Australian produced wine
Domestic wine sales
35 843
-0.2
0.6
White table wine sales
17 343
-0.4
0.2
Red and rosé table wine sales
12 985
-
0.7

Seasonally Adjusted

Australian produced wine
Domestic wine sales
34 907
-1.4
-1.0
White table wine sales
16 867
-2.2
-2.0
Red and rosé table wine sales
12 762
-1.8
-0.8

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)

Australian produced wine, Domestic sales
Graph: Australian produced wine, Domestic sales, Seasonally adjusted and Trend

Australian produced wine, Exports - Original
Graph: Australian produced wine, Exports, Original



DECEMBER KEY POINTS


TREND ESTIMATES

  • The trend estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced wine was 35.8 million litres in December 2005, a decrease of 0.2% on November 2005 but an increase of 0.6% on December 2004.
  • The trend estimate for domestic sales of white table wine decreased 0.4% on November 2005 but increased 0.2% on December 2004. Red and rosé table wine remained unchanged on November 2005 but increased 0.7% on December 2004.


SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced wine was 34.9 million litres in December 2005, a decrease of 1.4% on November 2005.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for domestic sales of white table wine decreased 2.2% on November 2005, while red and rosé table wine decreased 1.8%. Sales of other wine increased 2.7% on November 2005.


ORIGINAL ESTIMATES
  • In original terms, 40.2 million litres of Australian produced wine were sold domestically by winemakers in December 2005, a decrease of 13.3% on November 2005 and 4.9% on December 2004.
  • Exports of Australian produced wine increased 31.6% on November 2005 to 62.4 million litres in December 2005. Australia exported 695.3 million litres with a value of $2.7 billion in the twelve months ending December 2005, an increase of 7.7% in volume and 1.6% in value over the corresponding period to December 2004.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
January 2006 6 March 2006
February 2006 6 April 2006
March 2006 5 May 2006
April 2006 5 June 2006
May 2006 4 July 2006
June 2006 4 August 2006



CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

There are no changes in this issue.



DATA NOTES

There are no data notes in this issue.



ROUNDING

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



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DOMESTIC AUSTRALIAN TABLE WINE SALES TREND


TOTAL WHITE AND RED/ROSÉ TABLE WINE

The trend estimate for total sales of white table wine decreased 0.4% on November 2005 but increased 0.2% on December 2004. The trend estimate for total red and rosé wine remained unchanged on November 2005 but increased 0.7% on December 2004.

TOTAL WHITE AND RED/ROSÉ TABLE WINE: Trend
Graph: Total White and Red and Rosé Table wine, Trend




TABLE WINE, GLASS CONTAINER LESS THAN 2 LITRES

The trend estimate for sales of white table wine in glass containers of less than 2 litres increased 0.2% on November 2005 and 5.8% on December 2004. The trend estimate for red and rosé wine sales in glass containers of less than 2 litres decreased 0.1% on November 2005 but increased 3.0% on December 2004.

TABLE WINE, Glass container less than 2 litres: Trend
Graph: Table wine, Glass container less than 2 litres, Trend




TABLE WINE, SOFT PACK CONTAINERS

The trend estimate for domestic sales of white table wine in soft packs decreased 0.8% on November 2005 and 4.2% on December 2004. The trend estimate for red and rosé wine in soft packs increased 0.2% on November 2005 but decreased 2.3% on December 2004.

TABLE WINE, Soft pack containers: Trend
Graph: Table wine, Soft pack containers, Trend




EXPORTS OF AUSTRALIAN PRODUCED WINE


ANNUAL EXPORTS OF AUSTRALIAN PRODUCED WINE

The graph below shows that there has been steady growth in original terms in the quantity of exports of Australian produced wine over the last fifteen years. In 1989-90, 38.1 million litres of wine were exported. Exports gradually grew over the next three years to reach over 100 million litres in 1992-93. By 1998-99 exports had reached 200.9 million litres. Since then there has been rapid growth with 284.9 million litres of wine exported in 1999-2000, a 41.8% rise on 1998-99. Over the following three years there were rises of 18.7%, 23.7% and 24.0% respectively. Wine exports continued to rise in 2003-04 reaching 584.3 million litres, a 12.7% increase on 2002-03. In 2004-05 exports totalled 669.7 million litres, an increase of 14.6% on 2003-04.

Exports of Australian produced wine, Annual totals: Original
Graph: Exports of Australian produced wine, Annual Totals, Original




EXPORTS OF WHITE AND RED/ROSÉ TABLE WINE

In original terms, 62.4 million litres of Australian produced wine were exported in December 2005, an increase of 31.6% on November 2005 and 15.8% on December 2004. In December 2005, 22.4 million litres of Australian produced white table wine were exported, an increase of 36.3% on November 2005 and 36.5% on December 2004. Australia exported 38.4 million litres of Australian produced red and rosé table wine in December 2005, an increase of 31.1% on November 2005 and 7.1% on December 2004.

EXPORTS OF TABLE WINE BY TYPE: Original
Graph: Exports of Table wine by Type, Original




UNIT VALUE OF WINE EXPORTS

In original terms, 62.4 million litres of wine valued at $240.1m were exported in December 2005, an increase of 31.6% in quantity and 30.9% in value on November 2005. The average value of Australian wine exported in November 2005 was $3.84 per litre, down from $4.21 per litre in December 2004, and $3.86 per litre in November 2005.

UNIT VALUE OF WINE EXPORTS: Original
Graph: Unit Value of Wine Exports, Original




DIFFERENCES BETWEEN ABS AND AWBC WINE EXPORT FIGURES

The value of wine exports reported in this publication is derived by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) from customs export records and the ABS converts the value on the day of shipment, at the daily conversion rate (see paragraph 10 of the Explanatory Notes for more detail). The Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation (AWBC) also report the value of exports and the exporter makes the conversion when submitting wine for export approval. With the AWBC method, it is expected that some of the conversions will occur at hedged rates. This does not occur with the ABS method. For December, the value reported by the ABS was $240.1m, while the AWBC value was $231.4m. When the Australian exchange rate is moving significantly the alternative methods will result in diverging valuations.



IMPORTS AND DISPOSALS OF AUSTRALIAN PRODUCED WINE


WINE IMPORTS CLEARED FOR HOME CONSUMPTION

In original terms, 3.4 million litres of wine, valued at $26.8 million were imported in December 2005, a decrease of 17.6% in quantity and 15.4% in value on November 2005. The average value of wine imports cleared for home consumption in December 2005 was $7.91 per litre, down from $8.46 per litre in December 2004.

WINE IMPORTS CLEARED: Original
Graph: Wine Imports Cleared, Original




DISPOSALS OF AUSTRALIAN PRODUCED WINE AND WINE AVAILABLE FOR CONSUMPTION IN AUSTRALIA

The original data for the December quarter 2005 shows that wine available for consumption in Australia increased 2.0% on the same quarter in 2004. Domestic sales of Australian wine increased 0.2%, and wine imports increased 29.2%. Total disposals of Australian produced wine increased by 3.6% on the same quarter in 2004 with exports increasing by 6.1%.

Domestic sales of Australian produced wine (A)
Wine imports cleared for home consumption (B)
Wine available for consumption (A + B)
Exports of Australian produced wine (C)
Total disposals of Australian produced wine (A + C)
Period
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L

2002-03
402 479
17 112
419 591
518 595
921 074
2003-04
417 378
18 737
436 115
584 319
1 001 697
2004-05
430 131
22 139
452 270
669 720
1 099 851
Dec Qtr 2004
125 801
7 984
133 785
168 182
293 983
Dec Qtr 2005
126 103
10 312
136 415
178 373
304 476



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