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8504.0 - Shipments of Wine and Brandy in Australia by Australian Winemakers and Importers, March 2010  
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NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
June 2010 20 August 2010
September 2010 23 November 2010



DATA NOTES

A significant change was observed in the reporting of bulk wine sales between the June 2009 quarter and September 2009 quarter; however, the total impact is unquantifiable. Movements between subsequent quarters are unaffected but users should view the movements between the June 2009 quarter and September 2009 quarter with caution. For the same reason, annual movements that include both the June 2009 quarter and September 2009 quarter should be viewed with caution.

From the September quarter 2009, data relating to the export of Australian produced wine is no longer included in this publication. Information regarding export data can be obtained by contacting the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.

Due to the seasonal nature of the data, quarterly movements will be removed from commentary from the June 2010 quarter.

Further information on domestic sales and imports data is available by downloading the time-series (original) spreadsheets:
  • 1. Domestic Sales of Australian Wine, by container type
  • 2. Domestic Sales of Australian Wine and Brandy by Winemakers
  • 3. Domestic Sales of Australian Fortified Wine by Winemakers
  • 4. Imports cleared, by wine type
  • 5. Imports cleared, by selected countries


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 Jason Atkinson on Adelaide (08) 8237 7334.


SUMMARY COMMENTARY


AUSTRALIAN TABLE WINE SALES

Total White and Red/Rosť Table Wine

The March 2010 quarter estimate for white table wine was 54.4 million litres, which was 12.0% lower than the December 2009 quarter and 15.3% higher than the March 2009 quarter. The estimate for red/rosť table wine in the March 2010 quarter was 35.7 million litres, which was 26.4% lower than the December 2009 quarter but 17.0% higher than the March 2009 quarter.


Table Wine, Glass Containers Less Than 2 Litres

The March 2010 quarter estimate for white table wine in glass containers less than 2 litres was 24.0 million litres, which was 27.6% lower than the December 2009 quarter and 12.4% higher than the March 2009 quarter. The March 2010 quarter estimate for red/rosť table wine in glass containers less than 2 litres was 20.3 million litres, which was 28.9% lower than the December 2009 quarter and 8.8% higher than the March 2009 quarter.


Table Wine, Soft Pack Containers

The March 2010 quarter estimate for white wine in soft pack containers was 25.6 million litres, which was 0.7% higher than the December 2009 quarter sales and 2.7% higher than the March 2009 quarter sales. The estimate of red/rosť table wine in soft packs for the March 2010 quarter was 10.8 million litres, which was 12.6% lower than the December 2009 quarter and 1.9% lower than the March 2009 quarter.

Table 1. DOMESTIC SALES OF AUSTRALIAN WINE, by container type

WHITE TABLE WINE
RED AND ROSE TABLE WINE
Glass
less than
2 litres
Soft
packs
(a)
Total(b)
Glass
less than
2 litres
Soft
packs
(a)
Total(b)
Total
table
wine
Total
other
wine
Total
wine
Period
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L

2006-07
100 391
116 196
218 566
102 126
57 276
162 106
380 672
67 471
448 142
2007-08
93 934
110 367
206 810
95 581
55 336
155 193
362 003
65 514
427 516
2008-09
96 650
104 362
204 222
96 243
56 002
159 046
363 268
66 620
429 886
2009
March Quarter
21 366
24 969
47 203
18 660
11 048
30 475
77 678
12 570
90 248
June Quarter
21 409
24 743
47 386
24 890
14 224
39 747
87 133
14 630
101 763
September Quarter
24 939
25 171
53 694
28 302
17 109
49 512
103 205
19 393
122 599
December Quarter
r33 144
25 452
r61 826
r28 561
12 395
r48 430
r110 256
r27 058
r137 314
2010
March Quarter
24 009
25 640
54 435
20 299
10 837
35 661
90 095
13 377
103 472

r revised
(a) Soft pack containers include all collapsible packs, plastic or otherwise.
(b) Components do not add to total. The difference between components and totals is 'Wine in other containers' (see Glossary).

Table 2. DOMESTIC SALES OF WINE AND BRANDY BY WINEMAKERS

Table
Fortified
Sparkling - Bottle fermentation(a)
Sparkling - Bulk fermentation(a)
Carbonated
Other wine products(b)
Brandy(c)
Period
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L

2006-07
380 672
17 387
23 266
16 617
7 080
3 118
510
2007-08
362 003
17 183
21 655
14 939
8 479
3 258
508
2008-09
363 268
16 283
20 770
15 745
9 726
4 090
486
2009
March Quarter
77 678
3 084
3 693
2 547
2 122
1 122
89
June Quarter
87 133
4 341
3 467
3 181
2 688
953
117
September Quarter
103 205
4 521
4 660
6 155
3 192
866
118
December Quarter
r110 256
r4 307
8 022
8 238
4 907
1 584
147
2010
March Quarter
90 095
3 091
3 546
2 843
2 951
946
72

r revised
(a) Spritzig table wines are included in table wine.
(b) See Glossary.
(c) Quantities on which excise duty was paid.

Table 3. DOMESTIC SALES OF AUSTRALIAN FORTIFIED WINE BY WINEMAKERS

Sherry in
glass less
than 2 litres
Port in
glass less
than 2 litres
Other in
glass less
than 2 litres
(a)
Soft packs(b)
All other containers(c)
Total
fortified
wine
Period
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L

2006-07
1 662
3 452
440
7 865
3 973
17 387
2007-08
1 802
3 429
401
7 330
4 217
17 183
2008-09
1 659
3 265
361
6 790
4 208
16 283
2009
March Quarter
np
534
74
np
813
3 084
June Quarter
np
876
100
np
1 102
4 341
September Quarter
np
917
87
np
1 165
4 521
December Quarter
np
967
r172
np
1 074
r4 307
2010
March Quarter
np
580
82
np
754
3 091

np not available for publication but included in totals where applicable, unless otherwise indicated
r revised
(a) Includes muscat, madiera, tokay and white port.
(b) Includes all collapsible packs whether plastic or of other material.
(c) Includes tankers, cans and rigid containers including glass 2 litres and over.



IMPORTS

Wine Imports Cleared for Home Consumption

In the March 2010 quarter, 12.5 million litres of wine were imported, valued at $84.0 million. This represents a decrease of 42.1% in quantity and 50.5% in value from the December 2009 quarter estimate and an increase of 21.9% in quantity and 5.5% in value from the March 2009 quarter estimate. The average value of wine cleared for home consumption in the March 2010 quarter was $6.74 per litre, down from $7.88 per litre in the December 2009 quarter and $7.79 in the March 2009 quarter.

WSU Base Dataset - Wine Imports by Country
Graph: WSU Base Dataset - Wine Imports by Country

Table 4. IMPORTS CLEARED, by wine type

Period
White
table
Red/Rosť table
Table
wine
Fortified
wine
Sparkling wine
Other
wine
Total
wine

Quantity ('000 L)

2006-07
19 003
6 487
25 490
123
7 000
1 662
34 275
2007-08
31 319
11 260
42 580
159
8 268
2 307
53 313
2008-09
41 128
9 476
50 604
192
9 591
1 843
62 230
2009
March Quarter
6 561
1 674
8 235
69
1 382
541
10 227
June Quarter
7 886
1 569
9 454
54
2 597
289
12 394
September Quarter
11 610
2 652
14 262
50
2 699
471
17 482
December Quarter
r15 322
2 623
r17 946
r76
2 986
r531
r21 538
2010
March Quarter
8 943
1 793
10 736
38
1 501
194
12 469

Value (Customs Value) ($'000)

2006-07
155 180
46 720
201 900
1 154
97 533
6 437
307 023
2007-08
222 578
64 581
287 158
1 523
132 353
10 450
431 485
2008-09
270 564
73 706
344 271
1 529
118 910
8 635
473 345
2009
March Quarter
47 875
12 380
60 255
201
16 414
2 770
79 640
June Quarter
47 451
14 682
62 133
528
18 119
1 401
82 181
September Quarter
66 337
20 854
87 190
516
30 612
1 856
120 174
December Quarter
r91 850
r22 322
r114 173
r588
52 504
2 464
r169 730
2010
March Quarter
49 121
13 310
62 431
313
20 420
823
83 986

r revised

Table 5. IMPORTS CLEARED, by selected countries

Period
New Zealand
Italy
France
Portugal
Spain
Chile
Germany
South Africa
Total other countries
Total All Countries

Quantity ('000 L)

2006-07
18 142
5 544
5 354
482
947
586
901
517
1 802
34 275
2007-08
23 859
7 117
7 087
723
1 167
4 449
557
2 527
5 828
53 313
2008-09
37 014
7 467
7 010
547
1 085
3 197
627
2 350
2 934
62 230
2009
March Quarter
6 802
1 305
895
75
183
116
127
62
662
10 227
June Quarter
8 750
1 229
969
94
138
148
162
558
346
12 394
September Quarter
12 039
2 041
1 654
156
156
211
130
713
381
17 482
December Quarter
r14 957
1 988
r2 707
174
495
293
178
402
344
r21 538
2010
March Quarter
8 894
1 314
1 127
154
196
87
132
344
219
12 469

Value (Customs Value) ($'000)

2006-07
155 913
32 081
97 134
2 050
4 900
2 439
3 347
1 389
7 769
307 023
2007-08
209 401
40 543
142 906
2 888
7 265
7 284
2 935
5 522
12 740
431 485
2008-09
261 790
49 018
125 805
2 580
7 175
5 562
3 763
7 258
10 393
473 345
2009
March Quarter
49 897
9 769
14 858
340
1 336
599
714
232
1 895
79 640
June Quarter
48 656
8 406
17 951
549
1 144
656
1 068
1 693
2 058
82 181
September Quarter
67 237
13 492
30 596
791
1 375
1 068
723
2 250
2 643
120 174
December Quarter
r92 346
11 973
r55 856
832
3 184
r1 034
961
1 346
2 197
r169 730
2010
March Quarter
51 173
7 344
20 048
673
1 324
378
726
1 056
1 263
83 986

r revised



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