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8504.0 - Sales of Australian Wine and Brandy by Winemakers, Jan 2009  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 06/03/2009   
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JANUARY KEY FIGURES

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

Trend estimates

Australian produced wine
Domestic wine sales
35 442
0.7
-0.8
White table wine sales
16 936
0.3
-2.8
Red and rosé table wine sales
12 932
0.9
0.8

Seasonally Adjusted

Australian produced wine
Domestic wine sales
36 050
2.5
-2.8
White table wine sales
17 149
2.9
-5.6
Red and rosé table wine sales
12 977
-0.5
-3.2


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




JANUARY KEY POINTS


AUSTRALIAN WINE DOMESTIC SALES

DOMESTIC WINE SALES
  • The trend estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced wine was 35.4 million litres in January 2009, an increase of 0.7% from December 2008.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate was 36.1 million litres this month, up 2.5% from December 2008 and down 2.8% on January last year.


WHITE TABLE WINE
  • The trend estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced white wine was 16.9 million litres this month, 0.3% higher than last month and was 2.8% lower than January 2008.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate was 17.1 million litres in January 2009, up 2.9% from December 2008 and 5.6% lower than January 2008.


RED/ROSÉ TABLE WINE
  • The trend estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced red and rosé wine rose by 0.9% to 12.9 million litres this month also rising 0.8% on the same month last year.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate was 13.0 million litres in January 2009, a decrease of 0.5% on December 2008 and 3.2% lower than January 2008.


AUSTRALIAN WINE EXPORTS
  • Exports of Australian produced wine decreased by 27.8% this month to 48.4 million litres. The value of the exported wine in January 2009 was $151.3 million, a decrease of 31.4% from last month. Australia exported 707.1 million litres, with a total value of $2.5 billion in the twelve months ending January 2009. This was a fall of 8.3% in volume and a decrease of 14.7% in value over the corresponding period to January 2008.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
February 2009 6 April 2009
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



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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