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8504.0 - Sales of Australian Wine and Brandy by Winemakers, Aug 2008  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 09/10/2008   
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AUGUST KEY FIGURES

Aug 2008
Jul 2008 to Aug 2008
Aug 2007 to Aug 2008
'000 L
% change
% change

Trend estimates

Australian produced wine
Domestic wine sales
36 124
0.5
2.1
White table wine sales
17 344
0.5
1.3
Red and rosé table wine sales
13 213
0.2
3.1

Seasonally Adjusted

Australian produced wine
Domestic wine sales
34 343
-5.3
-2.1
White table wine sales
16 494
-6.8
-3.9
Red and rosé table wine sales
12 451
-4.5
-2.5


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




AUGUST KEY POINTS


AUSTRALIAN WINE DOMESTIC SALES

DOMESTIC WINE SALES
  • The trend estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced wine was 36.1 million litres in August 2008, an increase of 0.5% from July 2008.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced wine was 34.3 million litres this month, a fall of 5.3% on July 2008 and 2.1% on August last year.


WHITE TABLE WINE
  • The trend estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced white wine rose by 0.5% to 17.3 million litres this month and was 1.3% higher than the same time last year.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced white wine was 16.5 million litres in August 2008, a decrease of 6.8% on July 2008 and 3.9% lower than August 2007.


RED/ROSÉ TABLE WINE
  • The trend estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced red and rosé wine rose by 0.2% to 13.2 million litres this month and was 3.1% higher than August 2007.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced red and rosé wine was 12.5 million litres in August 2008, a decrease of 4.5% on July 2008 and 2.5% lower than August 2007.


AUSTRALIAN WINE EXPORTS
  • Exports of Australian produced wine increased by 6.6% this month to 67.7 million litres. The value of the exported wine in August 2008 was $235.7 million. Australia exported 700.0 million litres, with a total value of $2.6 billion in the twelve months ending August 2008. This was a fall of 12.5% in volume and a decrease of 12.0% in value over the corresponding period to August 2007.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
September 2008 6 November 2008
October 2008 4 December 2008
November 2008 9 January 2009
December 2008 6 February 2009
January 2009 6 March 2009
February 2009 6 April 2009



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.


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