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8504.0 - Sales of Australian Wine and Brandy by Winemakers, Oct 2008  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 04/12/2008   
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OCTOBER KEY FIGURES

Oct 2008
Sep 2008 to Oct 2008
Oct 2007 to Oct 2008
'000 L
% change
% change

Trend estimates

Australian produced wine
Domestic wine sales
34 994
-0.2
-1.9
White table wine sales
16 963
-
-2.2
Red and rosé table wine sales
12 368
-0.8
-2.9

Seasonally Adjusted

Australian produced wine
Domestic wine sales
35 259
2.6
1.0
White table wine sales
17 237
4.2
2.1
Red and rosé table wine sales
12 381
1.0
0.6

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)

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




OCTOBER KEY POINTS


AUSTRALIAN WINE DOMESTIC SALES

DOMESTIC WINE SALES
  • The trend estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced wine was 35.0 million litres in October 2008, a decrease of 0.2% from September 2008.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate was 35.3 million litres this month, up 2.6% from September 2008 and a increase of 1.0% on October last year.


WHITE TABLE WINE
  • The trend estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced white wine was unchanged from September at 17.0 million litres this month and was 2.2% lower than October 2007.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate was 17.2 million litres in October 2008, up 4.2% from September 2008 and 2.1% higher than October 2007.


RED/ROSÉ TABLE WINE
  • The trend estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced red and rosé wine fell by 0.8% to 12.4 million litres this month and a fall of 2.9% on the same month last year.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate was 12.4 million litres in October 2008, an increase of 1.0% on September 2008 and 0.6% higher than October 2007.


AUSTRALIAN WINE EXPORTS
  • Exports of Australian produced wine increased by 0.1% this month to 68.7 million litres. The value of the exported wine in October 2008 was $254.5 million. Australia exported 697.2 million litres, with a total value of $2.5 billion in the twelve months ending October 2008. This was a fall of 13.5% in volume and a decrease of 15.1% in value over the corresponding period to October 2007.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
November 2008 9 January 2009
December 2008 6 February 2009
January 2009 6 March 2009
February 2009 6 April 2009
March 2009 8 May 2009



DATA NOTES

This release includes revisions to historical data for the domestic sales of Australian wine for white and red/rosé table wine in glass bottles less than two litres.


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 Paul Sutcliffe on Adelaide (08) 8237 7302.


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