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8504.0 - Sales of Australian Wine and Brandy by Winemakers, Mar 2009  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 08/05/2009   
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MARCH KEY FIGURES

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

Trend estimates

Australian produced wine
Domestic wine sales
36 279
0.1
3.2
White table wine sales
17 351
0.2
1.5
Red and rosé table wine sales
13 257
-0.2
3.2

Seasonally Adjusted

Australian produced wine
Domestic wine sales
36 140
-1.7
4.1
White table wine sales
16 917
-5.5
0.1
Red and rosé table wine sales
13 535
1.7
8.6


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




MARCH KEY POINTS


AUSTRALIAN WINE DOMESTIC SALES

DOMESTIC WINE SALES
  • The trend estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced wine was 36.3 million litres in March 2009, an increase of 0.1% from February 2009 and up 3.2% on March 2008.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate was 36.1 million litres this month, down 1.7% from February and up 4.1% on March last year.


WHITE TABLE WINE
  • The trend estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced white wine was 17.4 million litres this month, 0.2% higher than last month and was 1.5% higher than March 2008.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate was 16.9 million litres in March, down 5.5% from February and 0.1% higher than March 2008.


RED/ROSÉ TABLE WINE
  • The trend estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced red and rosé wine fell by 0.2% to 13.3 million litres this month but rising 3.2% on the same month last year.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate was 13.5 million litres in March, an increase of 1.7% on February and 8.6% higher than March 2008.


AUSTRALIAN WINE EXPORTS
  • Exports of Australian produced wine increased by 18.5% this month to 69 million litres. The value of the exported wine in March was $210.5 million, an increase of 13.1% from last month. Australia exported 727.7 million litres, with a total value of $2.5 billion in the twelve months ending March 2009. This was a fall of 1.3% in volume and a decrease of 11.6% in value over the corresponding period to March 2008.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
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
September 2009 6 November 2009



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.


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