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8504.0 - Sales of Australian Wine and Brandy by Winemakers, Sep 2003  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 03/11/2003   
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES


% change
% change
TREND ESTIMATES
September 2003
August 2003 to
September 2002 to
’000 L
September 2003
September 2003

Australian produced wine
Domestic wine sales
34,278
0.2
2.2
White table wine sales
17,039
0.0
1.4
Red and rosé table wine sales
12,007
0.3
1.2

% change
% change
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
September 2003
August 2003 to
September 2002 to
’000 L
September 2003
September 2003

Australian produced wine
Domestic wine sales
34,671
3.3
3.1
White table wine sales
17,245
4.8
2.8
Red and rosé table wine sales
12,377
6.1
5.5


Graph - Australian Produced Wine, Domestic Sales


SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS

TREND ESTIMATES
  • The trend estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced wine was 34.3 million litres in September 2003, an increase of 0.2% on August 2003 and 2.2% on September 2002.
  • The trend estimate for domestic sales of white table wine remained unchanged from August 2003 and increased 1.4% on September 2002.
  • The trend estimate for domestic sales of red and rosé table wine increased 0.3% on August 2003 and 1.2% on September 2002.

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced wine was 34.7 million litres in September 2003, an increase of 3.3% on August 2003 and 3.1% on September 2002.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for domestic sales of white table wine increased 4.8% on August 2003 and 2.8% on September 2002.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for domestic sales of red and rosé table wine increased 6.1% on August 2003 and 5.5% on September 2002.


ORIGINAL ESTIMATES
  • In original terms, 36.0 million litres of Australian produced wine was sold domestically by winemakers in September 2003, an increase of 7.5% on August 2003 and 7.2% on September 2002.
  • Exports of Australian produced wine decreased by 12.9% over August 2003 to 46.8 million litres. Australia exported 531.6 million litres with a value of $2.4 billion in the twelve months ending September 2003, an increase of 20.5% in volume and 9.6% in value over the corresponding period to September 2002.


NOTES


CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

There are no changes in this issue.

ANNUAL PRODUCTION AND INVENTORIES UPDATE

Preliminary results are now available from the 2002-03 annual wine collection which covers Australian winemakers who crushed 50 tonnes or more of grapes during the year. Results show a total of 1,034.6 million litres of beverage wine being produced in 2002-03, a decrease of 13.4% on the previous year. To produce this wine the winemakers crushed 1,391,624 tonnes of grapes which was 13.3% less than the record crush of 2001-02. The fall in the crush followed drought conditions in most wine-grape growing regions. An estimated 798,259 tonnes of red grapes were crushed in 2002-03 while 593,365 tonnes of white grapes were crushed. Preliminary results from the Stocks of Australian Wine and Brandy collection shows that at 30 June 2003 stocks of beverage wine owned by winemakers crushing over 400 tonnes of grapes were 1,537.6 million litres. This represents a fall of 32.6 million litres, or 2.1%, on stocks held at 30 June 2002. Detailed results from the 2002-03 annual wine collections will be included in the publication Australian Wine and Grape Industry, 2003 (cat. no. 1329.0), which is scheduled for release on 28 January 2004.


DOMESTIC AUSTRALIAN TABLE WINE SALES: Trend


TABLE WINE, GLASS CONTAINER < 2 LITRES

The trend series for sales of white table wine in glass containers of less than 2 litres decreased by 0.7% on August 2003 and 0.8% on September 2002. The trend series for red and rosé wine sales in glass containers of less than 2 litres increased by 0.5% on August 2003 and 1.1% on September 2002.

Graph - Table Wine, Glass Container < 2 Litres



TABLE WINE, SOFT PACK CONTAINERS

The trend series for domestic sales of white table wine in soft packs increased 0.1% on August 2003 and 2.3% on September 2002. The trend series for red and rosé wine in soft packs decreased by 0.1% on August 2003 but increased 0.3% on September 2002.
Graph - Table Wine, Soft Pack Containers



TOTAL WHITE AND RED/ROSÉ TABLE WINE

The trend series for total sales of white table wine remained unchanged from August 2003 and increased 1.4% on September 2002. The trend series for total red and rosé wine increased by 0.3% on August 2003 and 1.2% on September 2002.

Graph - Total White and Red/Rosé Table Wine


EXPORTS OF AUSTRALIAN PRODUCED WINE AND IMPORTS


EXPORTS OF AUSTRALIAN PRODUCED WINE

In original terms, 46.8 million litres of Australian produced wine valued at $210.5 million were exported in September 2003, a decrease of 12.9% in quantity and 6.2% in value on August 2003. The average value of Australian wine exported in September 2003 was $4.50 per litre, down from $4.99 per litre in September 2002.

Graph - Exports of Australian Produced Wine



WINE IMPORTS CLEARED FOR HOME CONSUMPTION

In original terms, 2.5 million litres of wine were imported, up 53.4% in quantity and 60.2% in value on August 2003. The average value of wine cleared for home consumption in September 2003 was $8.00 per litre, up from $6.95 per litre in September 2002.

Graph - Wine Imports Cleared for Home Consumption



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

The original data for the September quarter 2003 shows that wine available for consumption in Australia increased 3.9% on the same quarter in 2002. Domestic sales of Australian wine increased 3.4% and wine imports 15.1%. Total disposals of Australian produced wine increased by 7.0% on the same quarter in 2002 with exports increasing by 9.8%.


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

2000-2001
384,847
12,773
397,620
338,289
723,136
2001-2002
386,232
14,479
400,711
418,390
804,622
2002-2003
402,479
17,113
419,592
518,594
r921,073
Sep Qtr 2002
103,487
4,494
107,981
132,189
235,676
Sep Qtr 2003
107,038
5,171
112,209
145,176
252,214

r figure or series revised since previous issue

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