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8504.0 - Shipments of Wine and Brandy in Australia by Australian Winemakers and Importers, June 2013  
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FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
September 2013 21 November 2013
December 2013 20 February 2014



DATA NOTES

There have been recent changes to the Harmonised Tariff Item Statistical Codes (HTISC) as of 1 January 2012. As a result of these changes the amount of detail available for imports has decreased. For more information about the HTISC changes affecting this publication see Chapter 22 - Beverages, spirits and vinegar in the Combined Australian Customs Tariff Nomenclature and Statistical Classification available at the Australian Customs and Boarder Protective Service website:http://www.customs.gov.au, or refer to Information paper: Changes to AHECC and Customs Tariff, 2012 (cat. no. 5368.0.55.017).

There has been an increase in coverage with an additional 16 providers added to the survey in the March 2012 quarter.

A significant change was observed in the reporting of bulk wine sales between the June 2009 quarter and September 2009 quarter; however, the total impact is unquantifiable. Users should view quarterly movements during this period with caution.

From the September quarter 2009, data relating to the export of Australian produced wine is no longer included in this publication. Information regarding export data can be obtained by contacting the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.

Due to the seasonal nature of the data, quarterly movements are no longer included in commentary.

Further information on domestic sales and imports data is available by downloading the time-series (original) spreadsheets:
  • 1. Domestic Sales of Australian Wine, by container type
  • 2. Domestic Sales of Australian Wine and Brandy by Winemakers
  • 3. Domestic Sales of Australian Fortified Wine by Winemakers
  • 4. Imports Cleared, by Wine Type
  • 5. Total Wine Imports (Excluding Brandy) Cleared, by Selected Countries


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.


SUMMARY COMMENTARY


AUSTRALIAN TABLE WINE SALES

Total White and Red/Rosť Table Wine

The June 2013 quarter estimate for white table wine was 50.0 million litres, which was 0.1% higher than the June 2012 quarter estimate. The estimate for red/rosť table wine in the June 2013 quarter was 45.9 million litres, which was 7.0% lower than the June 2012 quarter estimate.


Table Wine, Glass Containers Less Than 2 Litres

The June 2013 quarter estimate for white table wine in glass containers less than 2 litres was 25.8 million litres, which was 8.1% higher than the June 2012 quarter estimate. The June 2013 quarter estimate for red/rosť table wine in glass containers less than 2 litres was 31.4 million litres, which was 5.5% higher than the June 2012 quarter estimate.


Table Wine, Soft Pack Containers

The June 2013 quarter estimate for white wine in soft pack containers was 20.7 million litres, which was 0.5% lower than the June 2012 quarter sales estimate. The estimate of red/rosť table wine in soft packs for the June 2013 quarter was 10.8 million litres, which was 5.0% lower than the June 2012 quarter estimate.

Table 1. DOMESTIC SALES OF AUSTRALIAN WINE, by wine containers

WHITE TABLE WINE
RED AND ROSE TABLE WINE
Glass
less than
2 litres
Soft
packs
Total(a)
Glass
less than
2 litres
Soft
packs
Total(a)
Total
table
wine
Total
other
wine
Total
wine
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L

2010-11
108 253
98 230
219 217
105 484
49 282
173 074
392 291
71 434
463 724
2011-12
109 781
93 440
216 957
108 873
45 994
173 714
390 672
68 558
459 230
2012-13
113 556
79 269
209 976
119 006
40 178
174 872
384 846
67 395
452 240
2012
June Quarter
23 898
20 833
49 954
29 736
11 322
49 326
99 281
15 929
115 210
September Quarter
27 243
19 969
51 921
32 748
11 365
49 467
101 388
16 024
117 411
December Quarter
32 339
20 212
55 798
31 175
9 715
43 784
99 581
22 496
122 077
2013
March Quarter
28 141
18 359
52 269
23 719
8 340
35 748
88 017
14 157
102 174
June Quarter
25 833
20 729
49 988
31 364
10 758
45 873
95 860
14 718
110 578

(a) Components do not add to total. The difference between components and totals is wine in 'Other containers' (see Glossary).

Table 2. DOMESTIC SALES OF WINE AND BRANDY BY WINEMAKERS

Table
Fortified
Sparkling -
Bottle
fermentation
(a)
Sparkling -
Bulk
fermentation
(a)
Carbonated
Other wine
products
Brandy(b)
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L al

2010-11
392 291
17 502
19 665
15 711
13 603
4 953
416
2011-12
390 672
15 748
18 369
17 337
12 399
4 710
388
2012-13
384 846
14 669
17 686
17 927
12 397
4 714
364
2012
June Quarter
99 281
4 235
3 654
4 050
2 799
1 192
83
September Quarter
101 388
4 238
3 884
4 041
2 683
1 178
96
December Quarter
99 581
3 958
6 836
6 407
3 884
1 409
125
2013
March Quarter
88 017
2 827
3 654
3 369
3 379
927
71
June Quarter
95 860
3 646
3 312
4 110
2 451
1 200
73

(a) Spritzig table wines are included in table wine
(b) Quantities on which excise duty was paid

Table 3. DOMESTIC SALES OF FORTIFIED WINE BY WINEMAKERS

Cream,
crusted/crusting
and solera
fortified in
glass <2L
Vintage, ruby
and tawny
fortified in
glass <2L
Other
fortified in
glass <2L
Soft
packs
Other
containers
Total
fortified
wine
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L

2010-11
np
4 443
674
np
3 893
17 502
2011-12
np
3 299
377
np
3 647
15 748
2012-13
np
3 232
398
np
3 081
14 669
2012
June Quarter
np
942
135
np
833
4 235
September Quarter
np
938
119
np
930
4 238
December Quarter
np
1 027
130
np
857
3 958
2013
March Quarter
np
523
50
np
621
2 827
June Quarter
np
744
99
np
673
3 646

np not available for publication but included in totals where applicable, unless otherwise indicated



IMPORTS

Wine Imports (Excluding Brandy) Cleared for Home Consumption

In the June 2013 quarter, 16.5 million litres of wine were imported, valued at $122.0 million. This represents a decrease of 4.3% in quantity and an increase of 10.2% in value from the June 2012 quarter estimate. The average value of wine cleared for home consumption in the June 2013 quarter was $7.40 per litre, up from $6.43 in the June 2012 quarter.

Table 4. IMPORTS CLEARED, quantity by wine type

White
table wine
<2L
(a)
Red/Rosť
table wine
<2L
Sparkling
Total wine
(excluding
brandy)
(b)
Brandy
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L

2010-11
34 081
10 346
8 979
67 008
465
2011-12
40 928
12 341
10 402
82 510
469
2012-13
40 112
15 351
12 287
84 331
470
2012
June Quarter
11 027
2 950
1 832
17 222
79
September Quarter
10 325
3 975
2 615
22 679
122
December Quarter
12 993
4 685
4 586
28 456
197
2013
March Quarter
8 111
3 264
2 708
16 713
84
June Quarter
8 682
3 428
2 378
16 484
67

(a) White wine <2L includes carbonated wine
(b) Total wine (excluding brandy) includes grape wine and grape wine product

Table 5. IMPORTS CLEARED, customs value by wine type

White
table wine
<2L
(a)
Red/Rosť
table wine
<2L
Sparkling
Total wine
(excluding
brandy)
(b)
Brandy
$'000
$'000
$'000
$'000
$'000

2010-11
227 308
77 924
134 502
470 781
15 861
2011-12
252 321
91 503
144 450
529 838
16 443
2012-13
259 886
106 611
165 906
576 670
12 973
2012
June Quarter
57 651
24 827
24 183
110 747
3 471
September Quarter
64 127
29 254
34 102
141 842
3 666
December Quarter
85 815
28 977
72 611
202 782
4 952
2013
March Quarter
51 681
19 583
30 625
110 033
2 380
June Quarter
58 262
28 797
28 567
122 013
1 975

(a) White wine <2L includes carbonated wine
(b) Total wine (excluding brandy) includes grape wine and grape wine product

Table 6. TOTAL WINE IMPORTS CLEARED, by selected countries(a)

New Zealand
Italy
Portugal
Spain
France
Germany
Chile
South
Africa
Total
other
countries
Total all
countries

Quantity ('000 L)

2010-11
45 445
6 688
637
1 303
8 638
587
751
1 430
1 531
67 009
2011-12
54 654
7 170
516
1 667
11 147
588
3 763
1 135
1 869
82 511
2012-13
51 075
8 885
658
2 282
13 991
908
989
3 447
2 095
84 332
2012
June Quarter
10 773
1 712
92
477
2 190
116
1 360
86
415
17 222
September Quarter
14 194
1 931
120
564
3 416
164
232
1 522
535
22 679
December Quarter
17 382
2 886
200
710
4 927
257
351
1 178
565
28 456
2013
March Quarter
9 549
2 190
162
567
2 888
229
265
411
452
16 713
June Quarter
9 950
1 878
176
441
2 760
258
141
336
543
16 484

Value (Customs Value) ($'000)

2010-11
262 353
32 180
2 418
7 781
146 208
3 181
3 203
4 394
9 065
470 781
2011-12
299 274
34 677
2 318
8 728
162 377
3 276
4 528
3 125
11 535
529 839
2012-13
302 251
42 038
3 217
11 516
190 432
5 222
3 945
5 425
12 625
576 670
2012
June Quarter
63 597
8 587
386
1 767
31 764
632
431
280
3 303
110 747
September Quarter
77 463
9 248
473
3 069
44 595
917
997
2 015
3 066
141 842
December Quarter
100 686
12 786
844
3 491
76 923
1 403
1 241
2 029
3 380
202 782
2013
March Quarter
58 199
10 054
889
2 664
32 707
1 445
1 134
468
2 473
110 033
June Quarter
65 903
9 950
1 011
2 292
36 207
1 457
573
913
3 706
122 013

(a) Total wine (excluding brandy) includes grape wine and grape wine product



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