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8504.0 - Sales of Australian Wine and Brandy by Winemakers, Apr 2009  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 05/06/2009   
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APRIL KEY FIGURES

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

Trend estimates

Australian produced wine
Domestic wine sales
35 392
-0.5
1.1
White table wine sales
16 675
-1.2
-1.9
Red and rosé table wine sales
13 064
0.1
2.1

Seasonally Adjusted

Australian produced wine
Domestic wine sales
34 221
-4.3
0.7
White table wine sales
15 902
-5.0
-5.7
Red and rosé table wine sales
12 784
-4.3
1.9


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




APRIL 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 April 2009, a decrease of 0.5% from March 2009 and up 1.1% on April 2008.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate was 34.2 million litres this month, down 4.3% from March 2009 and up 0.7% on April last year.


WHITE TABLE WINE
  • The trend estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced white wine was 16.7 million litres this month, 1.2% lower than last month and was 1.9% lower than April 2008.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate was 15.9 million litres in April 2009, down 5.0% from March 2009 and 5.7% lower than April 2008.


RED/ROSÉ TABLE WINE
  • The trend estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced red and rosé wine rose by 0.1% to 13.1 million litres this month and was up 2.1% on the same month last year.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate was 12.8 million litres in April 2009, a decrease of 4.3% on March 2009 but was 1.9% higher than April 2008.


AUSTRALIAN WINE EXPORTS
  • Exports of Australian produced wine decreased by 14.3% this month to 59 million litres. The value of the exported wine in April 2009 was $175.9 million, a decrease of 16.2% from last month. Australia exported 730.1 million litres, with a total value of $2.5 billion in the twelve months ending April 2009. There was no change in volume but a decrease of 11.2% in value over the corresponding period to April 2008.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
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
October 2009 3 December 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.


INQUIRIES

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