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8504.0 - Sales of Australian Wine and Brandy by Winemakers, Apr 2008  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 05/06/2008   
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APRIL KEY FIGURES

Apr 2008
Mar 2008 to Apr 2008
Apr 2007 to Apr 2008
'000 L
% change
% change

Trend estimates

Australian produced wine
Domestic wine sales
34 615
-1.4
-6.7
White table wine sales
16 982
-1.3
-5.2
Red and rosé table wine sales
12 612
-1.0
-6.1

Seasonally Adjusted

Australian produced wine
Domestic wine sales
33 488
-2.7
-10.1
White table wine sales
16 473
-1.3
-8.7
Red and rosé table wine sales
12 325
-0.2
-5.8


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




APRIL KEY POINTS


AUSTRALIAN WINE DOMESTIC SALES

DOMESTIC WINE SALES
  • The trend estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced wine was 34.6 million litres in April 2008, a decrease of 1.4% from March 2008.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced wine was 33.5 million litres in April 2008, a decrease of 2.7% on March 2008 and a fall of 10.1% on April last year.


WHITE TABLE WINE
  • The trend estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced white wine fell by 1.3% to 17.0 million litres this month, but was 5.2% lower than the same time last year.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced white wine was 16.5 million litres in April 2008, a decrease of 1.3% on March 2008 and 8.7% lower than April 2007.


RED/ROSÉ TABLE WINE
  • The trend estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced red and rosé wine was 1.0% lower than last month and a 6.1% decrease on April 2007.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced red and rosé wine was 12.3 million litres in April 2008, a decrease of 0.2% on March 2008.


AUSTRALIAN WINE EXPORTS
  • Exports of Australian produced wine decreased by 1.2% this month to 56.8 million litres. The value of the exported wine in April 2008 was $197.3 million. Australia exported 730.2 million litres, with a total value of $2.8 billion in the twelve months ending April 2008. This was a fall of 7.9% in volume and a decrease of 2.3% in value over the corresponding period to April 2007.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
May 2008 7 July 2008
June 2008 7 August 2008
July 2008 8 September 2008
August 2008 9 October 2008
September 2008 6 November 2008
October 2008 4 December 2008



DATA NOTES

There are no notes about the data.


ROUNDING

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


INQUIRIES

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