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8504.0 - Sales of Australian Wine and Brandy by Winemakers, Jul 2005  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 05/09/2005   
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JULY KEY FIGURES

July 2005
Jun 2005 to Jul 2005
Jul 2004 to Jul 2005
'000 L
% change
% change

Trend estimates

Australian produced wine
Domestic wine sales
35 778
-1.0
1.4
White table wine sales
17 411
-0.9
-0.3
Red and rosé table wine sales
13 095
-0.7
4.7

Seasonally Adjusted

Australian produced wine
Domestic wine sales
34 790
3.0
-1.2
White table wine sales
16 764
5.6
-3.6
Red and rosé table wine sales
12 915
2.4
2.9

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



JULY KEY POINTS


TREND ESTIMATES

  • The trend estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced wine was 35.8 million litres in July 2005. This was a fall of 1.0% on June 2005, and was the third consecutive monthly decline.
  • The trend estimate for domestic sales of white table wine decreased 0.9% on June 2005 and 0.3% on July 2004. Red and rosé table wine decreased 0.7% on June 2005, but increased 4.7% on July 2004.


SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced wine was 34.8 million litres in July 2005, an increase of 3.0% on June 2005.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for domestic sales of white table wine increased 5.6% on June 2005, while red and rosé table wine increased 2.4% on June 2005.


ORIGINAL ESTIMATES
  • In original terms, 36.9 million litres of Australian produced wine were sold domestically by winemakers in July 2005, an increase of 16.0% on June 2005, but a decrease of 1.1% on July 2004.
  • Exports of Australian produced wine remained unchanged on June 2005 at 61.3 million litres in July 2005. Australia exported 680.0 million litres with a value of $2.7 billion in the twelve months ending July 2005, an increase of 15.2% in volume and 9.5% in value over the corresponding period to July 2004.


NOTES

CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

There are no changes in this issue.



DATA NOTES

Revisions have been made to domestic sales of 'wine in other containers'. Data for white table wine, red and rosé table wine, total table wine and total wine in Table 1 and table wine in Table 2 from August 2004 to June 2005 have consequently been revised.



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 or Christine Heywood-Smith on Adelaide (08) 8237 7589.



DOMESTIC AUSTRALIAN TABLE WINE SALES TREND


TOTAL WHITE AND RED/ROSÉ TABLE WINE

The trend estimate for total sales of white table wine decreased 0.9% on June 2005 and 0.3% on July 2004. The trend estimate for total red and rosé wine decreased 0.7% on June 2005, but increased 4.7% on July 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 decreased 0.9% on June 2005, but increased 0.5% on July 2004. The trend estimate for red and rosé wine sales in glass containers of less than 2 litres decreased 0.1% on June 2005, but increased 8.0% on July 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 1.1% on June 2005 and 0.6% on July 2004. The trend estimate for red and rosé wine in soft packs decreased 1.3% on June 2005, but increased 2.1% on July 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, 61.3 million litres of Australian produced wine were exported in July 2005, remaining unchanged on June 2005, but an increase of 20.2% on July 2004. In July 2005, 21.5 million litres of Australian produced white table wine were exported, a decrease of 10.2% on June 2005, but an increase of 9.7% on July 2004. Australia exported 38.8 million litres of Australian produced red and rosé table wine in July 2005, an increase of 6.6% on June 2005 and 26.5% on July 2004.

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




UNIT VALUE OF WINE EXPORTS

In original terms, 61.3 million litres of wine valued at $241.8m were exported in July 2005, remaining unchanged in quantity, but increasing 0.2% in value on June 2005. The average value of Australian wine exported in July 2005 was $3.95 per litre, down from $4.20 per litre in July 2004, but up from $3.94 per litre in June 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 July, the value reported by the ABS was $241.8m, while the AWBC value was $246.3m. 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, 1.5 million litres of wine, valued at $13.8 million were imported in July 2005, an increase of 13.0% in quantity and 16.4% in value on June 2005. The average value of wine imports cleared for home consumption in July 2005 was $9.01 per litre, up from $8.09 per litre in July 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 June quarter 2005 shows that wine available for consumption in Australia increased 4.8% on the same quarter in 2004. Domestic sales of Australian wine increased 4.2%, and wine imports increased 22.6%. Total disposals of Australian produced wine increased by 7.9% on the same quarter in 2004 with exports increasing by 10.3%.

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
r430 131
22 139
r452 270
r669 720
r1 099 851
Jun Qtr 2004
101 394
3 386
104 780
163 098
264 492
Jun Qtr 2005
r105 610
4 150
r109 760
r179 885
r285 495

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