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8504.0 - Sales of Australian Wine and Brandy by Winemakers, Nov 2008  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 09/01/2009   
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NOVEMBER KEY FIGURES

Nov 2008
Oct 2008 to Nov 2008
Nov 2007 to Nov 2008
'000 L
% change
% change

Trend estimates

Australian produced wine
Domestic wine sales
34 660
-0.5
-3.3
White table wine sales
16 889
-0.1
-3.4
Red and rosé table wine sales
12 386
-0.5
-2.6

Seasonally Adjusted

Australian produced wine
Domestic wine sales
34 732
-1.3
-2.2
White table wine sales
16 894
-1.8
-2.4
Red and rosé table wine sales
12 644
1.9
1.5


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




NOVEMBER KEY POINTS


AUSTRALIAN WINE DOMESTIC SALES

DOMESTIC WINE SALES
  • The trend estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced wine was 34.7 million litres in November 2008, a decrease of 0.5% from October 2008.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate was 34.7 million litres this month, down 1.3% from October 2008 and 2.2% on November last year.


WHITE TABLE WINE
  • The trend estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced white wine was 16.9 million litres this month, 0.1% lower than last month and was 3.4% lower than November 2007.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate was 16.9 million litres in November 2008, down 1.8% from October 2008 and 2.4% lower than November 2007.


RED/ROSÉ TABLE WINE
  • The trend estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced red and rosé wine fell by 0.5% to 12.4 million litres this month also showing a fall of 2.6% on the same month last year.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate was 12.6 million litres in November 2008, an increase of 1.9% on October 2008 and 1.5% higher than November 2007.


AUSTRALIAN WINE EXPORTS
  • Exports of Australian produced wine decreased by 26.3% this month to 50.5 million litres. The value of the exported wine in November 2008 was $189.1 million, a decrease of 25.5% from last month. Australia exported 695.5 million litres, with a total value of $2.5 billion in the twelve months ending November 2008. This was a fall of 11.9% in volume and a decrease of 15.1% in value over the corresponding period to November 2007.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
December 2008 6 February 2009
January 2009 6 March 2009
February 2009 6 April 2009
March 2009 8 May 2009
April 2009 5 June 2009
May 2009 7 July 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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