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1329.0.55.003 - Australian Grape Crush and Wine Production, 2010-11  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 11/11/2011   
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ABOUT THIS ISSUE

This issues presents preliminary grape crush and beverage wine production estimates based on a response rate of approximately 80% from data collected by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Revisions have been made to 2009-10 grape crush data (approximately -27,000 tonnes) and will be included with the final estimates to be released in Australian Wine and Grape Industry, 2011 (cat. no. 1329.0), expected for release in February 2012.


ROUNDING

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


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SUMMARY COMMENTARY


GRAPES CRUSHED AND BEVERAGE WINE PRODUCTION

There were 1.60 million tonnes of grapes crushed in 2010-11, an increase of 19 thousand tonnes (1.2%) from last year.

The were 325 wine making businesses that crushed more than 50 tonnes of grapes this year. There were 149 winemakers that each crushed from 50 to 400 tonnes of grapes, producing a combined crush of 25 thousand tonnes. The 176 winemaking businesses that each crushed more than 400 tonnes of grapes crushed a total of 1.6 million tonnes (98.4% of the national total) of grapes.

There were an estimated 1,073 million litres of beverage wine produced by winemakers that crushed more than 50 tonnes of grapes. This beverage wine production figure was 69 million litres (-6.1%) less than the total for 2009-10.

Red/rosť (unfortified) wine made up 562 million litres (52.4%) of the estimated beverage wine produced in 2010-11. This was a decrease of 62 million litres (-9.9%) on the red/rosť (unfortified) wine produced in the previous year. White (unfortified) wine accounted for 496 million litres, a decrease of 8.8 million litres (1.7%) on 2009-10.


TABLE 1: † Winemakers, Size of production - 2010-11

Grapes
crushed
Fortified
wine
Unfortified
wine
Beverage
wine
Size (tonnes crushed)
Winemakers
Red
White
Total
Total
Red
White
Total
no.
t
t
t
' 000 L
' 000 L
' 000 L
' 000 L

50 - 400
149
15 302
9 879
25 181
278
9 636
5 636
15 549
401 or more
176
747 628
822 399
1 570 026
15 263
552 048
490 063
1 057 374
Total
325
762 930
832 278
1 595 207
15 541
561 685
495 698
1 072 924



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