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8504.0 - Sales of Australian Wine and Brandy by Winemakers, Nov 2003  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 09/01/2004   
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NOVEMBER KEY FIGURES


% change
% change
TREND ESTIMATES
November 2003
October 2003 to
November 2002 to
’000 L
November 2003
November 2003

Australian produced wine
Domestic wine sales
34,402
0.3
2.3
White table wine sales
16,908
0.0
0.1
Red and rosé table wine sales
12,249
0.7
1.7

% change
% change
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
November 2003
October 2003 to
November 2002 to
’000 L
November 2003
November 2003

Australian produced wine
Domestic wine sales
34,287
0.0
-2.4
White table wine sales
16,931
0.8
-3.0
Red and rosé table wine sales
12,083
-2.3
-5.0


Graph -  Australian Produced Wine, Domestic Sales


NOVEMBER KEY POINTS

TREND ESTIMATES

  • The trend estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced wine was 34.4 million litres in November 2003, an increase of 0.3% on October 2003 and 2.3% on November 2002.
  • The trend estimate for domestic sales of white table wine remained unchanged on October 2003, but increased 0.1% on November 2002.
  • The trend estimate for domestic sales of red and rosé table wine increased 0.7% on October 2003 and 1.7% on November 2002.

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced wine was 34.3 million litres in November 2003, remaining unchanged on October 2003, but a decrease of 2.4% on November 2002.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for domestic sales of white table wine increased 0.8% on October 2003, but decreased 3.0% on November 2002.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for domestic sales of red and rosé table wine decreased 2.3% on October 2003 and 5.0% on November 2002.


ORIGINAL ESTIMATES
  • In original terms, 40.8 million litres of Australian produced wine was sold domestically by winemakers in November 2003, an increase of 2.6% on October 2003, but a decrease of 10.4% on November 2002.
  • Exports of Australian produced wine decreased by 22.2% over October 2003 to 37.3 million litres. Australia exported 534.9 million litres with a value of $2.4 billion in the twelve months ending November 2003, an increase of 17.7% in volume and 5.0% in value over the corresponding period to November 2002.


NOTES


CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

There are no changes in this issue.

ANNUAL PRODUCTION AND INVENTORIES UPDATE

The release of the 2003 edition of Australian Wine and Grape Industry, 1329.0 has been delayed until 25 February 2004. Final data are now available from the 2002-03 annual wine production and inventories collections which cover Australian winemakers who crushed 50 tonnes or more of grapes during the year. These data are available in spreadsheet format by contacting Graeme Thomas on (08 8237 7536).

Results from the survey show a total of 1,059.4 million litres of beverage wine being produced in 2002-03, a decrease of 11.4% on the previous year. To produce this wine the winemakers crushed 1,398,528 tonnes of grapes which was 12.9% less than the record crush of 2001-02. The fall in the crush followed drought conditions in most wine-grape growing regions. There were 825,000 tonnes of red grapes crushed in 2002-03 while 573,528 tonnes of white grapes were crushed.

Final results from the Stocks of Australian Wine and Brandy collection shows that at 30 June 2003 stocks of beverage wine owned by winemakers crushing over 400 tonnes of grapes were 1,581.8 million litres. This represents a rise of 11.7 million litres, or 0.7%, on stocks held at 30 June 2002.

DOMESTIC AUSTRALIAN TABLE WINE SALES: Trend


TABLE WINE, GLASS CONTAINER < 2 LITRES

The trend series for sales of white table wine in glass containers of less than 2 litres decreased by 0.5% on October 2003 and 5.4% on November 2002. The trend series for red and rosé wine sales in glass containers of less than 2 litres increased 0.1% on October 2003 but decreased 0.9% on November 2002.

Graph: Table Wine, Glass Container < 2 Litres



TABLE WINE, SOFT PACK CONTAINERS

The trend series for domestic sales of white table wine in soft packs increased 0.2% on October 2003 and 2.5% on November 2002. The trend series for red and rosé wine in soft packs increased 1.6% on October 2003 and 4.0% on November 2002.

Graph: Table Wine, Soft Pack Containers



TOTAL WHITE AND RED/ROSÉ TABLE WINE

The trend series for total sales of white table remained unchanged on October 2003 but increased 0.1% on November 2002. The trend series for total red and rosé wine increased 0.7% on October 2003 and 1.7% on November 2002.
Graph: Total White and Red/Rosé Table Wine


EXPORTS OF AUSTRALIAN PRODUCED WINE AND IMPORTS


EXPORTS OF AUSTRALIAN PRODUCED WINE

In original terms, 37.3 million litres of Australian produced wine valued at $155.3 million were exported in November 2003, a decrease of 22.2% in quantity and 27.1% in value on October 2003. The average value of Australian wine exported in November 2003 was $4.17 per litre, down from $4.99 per litre in November 2002.

Graph - Exports of Australian Produced Wine



WINE IMPORTS CLEARED FOR HOME CONSUMPTION

In original terms, 1.8 million litres of wine were imported, down 2.2% in quantity and 6.1% in value on October 2003. The average value of wine cleared for home consumption in November 2003 was $9.63 per litre, up from $8.25 per litre in November 2002.

Graph - Wine Imports Cleared for Home Consumption



DISPOSALS OF AUSTRALIAN PRODUCED WINE AND WINE AVAILABLE FOR CONSUMPTION IN AUSTRALIA

The original data for the September quarter 2003 shows that wine available for consumption in Australia increased 3.9% on the same quarter in 2002. Domestic sales of Australian wine increased 3.4% and wine imports 14.3%. Total disposals of Australian produced wine increased by 7.3% on the same quarter in 2002 with exports increasing by 10.4%.


A
B
A + B
C
A + C
Domestic sales
Wine imports
Wine
Exports of
Total disposals
of Australian
cleared for
available
Australian
of Australian
produced
home
for
produced
produced
wine
consumption
consumption
wine
wine
Period
’000 L
’000 L
’000 L
’000 L
’000 L

2000-2001
384,847
12,773
397,620
338,289
723,136
2001-2002
386,232
14,479
400,711
418,390
804,622
2002-2003
402,479
17,112
419,591
518,595
921,074
Sept Qtr 2002
103,487
4,494
107,981
132,189
235,676
Sept Qtr 2003
107,038
5,138
112,176
r145,909
r252,947

r figure or series revised since previous issue

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