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8504.0 - Sales of Australian Wine and Brandy by Winemakers, Feb 2009  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 06/04/2009   
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FEBRUARY KEY FIGURES

Feb 2009
Jan 2009 to Feb 2009
Feb 2008 to Feb 2009
'000 L
% change
% change

Trend estimates

Australian produced wine
Domestic wine sales
36 376
0.6
2.7
White table wine sales
17 550
1.1
2.0
Red and rosé table wine sales
13 208
-0.4
2.4

Seasonally Adjusted

Australian produced wine
Domestic wine sales
36 755
0.5
3.5
White table wine sales
17 911
2.9
4.3
Red and rosé table wine sales
13 298
0.6
1.5


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




FEBRUARY KEY POINTS


AUSTRALIAN WINE DOMESTIC SALES

DOMESTIC WINE SALES
  • The trend estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced wine was 36.4 million litres in February 2009, an increase of 0.6% from January 2009 and up 2.7% on February 2008
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate was 36.8 million litres this month, up 0.5% from January 2009 and up 3.5% on February last year.


WHITE TABLE WINE
  • The trend estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced white wine was 17.6 million litres this month, 1.1% higher than last month and was 2.0% higher than February 2008.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate was 17.9 million litres in February 2009, up 2.9% from January 2009 and 4.3% higher than February 2008.


RED/ROSÉ TABLE WINE
  • The trend estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced red and rosé wine fell by 0.4% to 13.2 million litres this month but rose 2.4% on the same month last year.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate was 13.3 million litres in February 2009, an increase of 0.6% on January 2009 and 1.5% higher than February 2008.


AUSTRALIAN WINE EXPORTS
  • Exports of Australian produced wine increased by 27.4% this month to 58.8 million litres. The value of the exported wine in February 2009 was $186.9 million, an increase of 31.9% from last month. Australia exported 716.9 million litres, with a total value of $2.5 billion in the twelve months ending February 2009. This was a fall of 4.5% in volume and a decrease of 12.7% in value over the corresponding period to February 2008.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
March 2009 8 May 2009
April 2009 5 June 2009
May 2009 3 July 2009
June 2009 3 August 2009
July 2009 3 September 2009
August 2009 7 October 2009



CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

This issue contains revisions to domestic sales data from July 2008 to January 2009 due to an update in the number of winemaking enterprises that are within the scope of the collection. For more information on the scope of the collection, users should refer to paragraphs 2 and 3 of the Explanatory Notes.


DATA NOTES

There are no notes about the data in this issue.


ROUNDING

Where figures have been rounded, discrepancies may occur between sums of the component items and totals.


INQUIRIES

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