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8504.0 - Sales of Australian Wine and Brandy by Winemakers, Dec 2004  
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DECEMBER KEY FIGURES

December 2004
Nov 2004 to Dec 2004
Dec 2003 to Dec 2004
'000 L
% change
% change

Trend estimates

Australian produced wine
Domestic wine sales
34,891
-0.4
0.8
White table wine sales
17,155
-0.4
-0.3
Red and rosé table wine sales
12,442
-0.3
1.6

Seasonally Adjusted

Australian produced wine
Domestic wine sales
34,318
-1.6
-0.6
White table wine sales
16,868
-1.5
-1.2
Red and rosé table wine sales
12,332
-1.0
0.2

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 34.9 million litres in December 2004, a decrease of 0.4% on November 2004, but an increase of 0.8% on December 2003.
  • The trend estimate for domestic sales of white table wine decreased 0.4% on November 2004, and 0.3% on December 2003. Red and rosé table wine decreased 0.3% on November 2004, but increased 1.6% on December 2003.


SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced wine was 34.3 million litres in December 2004, a decrease of 1.6% on November 2004.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for domestic sales of white table wine decreased 1.5% on November 2004, while red and rosé table wine decreased 1.0% on November 2004.


ORIGINAL ESTIMATES
  • In original terms, 42.1 million litres of Australian produced wine was sold domestically by winemakers in December 2004, a decrease of 2.9% on November 2004, but an increase of 3.3% on December 2003.
  • Exports of Australian produced wine increased 4.2% on November 2004, to 54.1 million litres in December 2004. Australia exported 646.0 million litres with a value of $2.7 billion in the twelve months ending December 2004, an increase of 20.5% in volume and 15.1% in value over the corresponding period to December 2003.


NOTES


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 2004, and 0.3% on December 2003. The trend estimate for total red and rosé wine decreased 0.3% on November 2004, but increased 1.6% on December 2003.

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 0.4% on November 2004, and 6.0% on December 2003. The trend estimate for red and rosé wine sales in glass containers of less than 2 litres increased 0.9% on November 2004, and 6.8% on December 2003.

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 1.0% on November 2004, and 4.9% on December 2003. The trend estimate for red and rosé wine in soft packs decreased 1.0% on November 2004, and 3.9% on December 2003.

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 sixteen years. In 1988-89, 39.0 million litres of wine were exported. Exports gradually grew over the next four 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. In 2003-04 exports totalled 584.3 million litres, an increase of 12.7% on 2002-03.

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, 54.1 million litres of Australian produced wine were exported in December 2004, an increase of 4.2% on November 2004, and 18.6% on December 2003. In December 2004, 16.5 million litres of Australian produced white table wine were exported, a decrease of 5.1% on November 2004, but an increase of 7.1% on December 2003. Australia exported 36.0 million litres of Australian produced red and rosé table wine in December 2004, an increase of 8.4% on November 2004, and 21.7% on December 2003.

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




UNIT VALUE OF WINE EXPORTS

In original terms, 54.1 million litres of wine valued at $228.2m were exported in December 2004, an increase of 4.2% in quantity and 8.9% in value on November 2004. The average value of Australian wine exported in December 2004 was $4.22 per litre, up from $4.17 per litre in December 2003, and also an increase when compared to $4.04 per litre in November 2004.

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 9 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 $228.2m, while the AWBC value was $226.5m. 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, 2.8 million litres of wine were imported, a decrease of 0.8% in quantity, but an increase of 9.6% in value on November 2004. The average value of wine imports cleared for home consumption in December 2004 was $8.46 per litre, down from $8.75 per litre in December 2003.

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 2004 shows that wine available for consumption in Australia increased 4.7% on the same quarter in 2003. Domestic sales of Australian wine increased 2.8% and wine imports increased 49.9%. Total disposals of Australian produced wine increased by 15.4% on the same quarter in 2003 with exports increasing by 26.9%.

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

2001-02
386,232
14,479
400,711
418,390
804,622
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
Dec Qtr 2003
121,469
5,326
126,795
132,776
254,245
Dec Qtr 2004
124,813
7,984
132,797
168,468
293,281


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