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8504.0 - Sales of Australian Wine and Brandy by Winemakers, Dec 2003  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 05/02/2004   
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DECEMBER KEY FIGURES


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

Australian produced wine
Domestic wine sales
34,053
-0.3
1.0
White table wine sales
16,731
-0.4
-1.5
Red and rosé table wine sales
12,184
0.0
0.8

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

Australian produced wine
Domestic wine sales
33,846
-0.8
9.5
White table wine sales
16,668
-0.9
7.3
Red and rosé table wine sales
12,075
0.1
5.9


Graph -  Australian Produced Wine, Domestic Sales


DECEMBER KEY POINTS

TREND ESTIMATES

  • The trend estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced wine was 34.1 million litres in December 2003, a decrease of 0.3% on November 2003, but an increase of 1.0% on December 2002.
  • The trend estimate for domestic sales of white table wine decreased 0.4% on November 2003 and 1.5% on December 2002.
  • The trend estimate for domestic sales of red and rosé table wine was unchanged on November 2003, but increased 0.8% on December 2002.

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced wine was 33.8 million litres in December 2003, a decrease of 0.8% on November 2003, but an increase of 9.5% on December 2002.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for domestic sales of white table wine decreased 0.9% on November 2003, but increased 7.3% on December 2002.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for domestic sales of red and rosé table wine increased 0.1% on November 2003 and 5.9% on December 2002.


ORIGINAL ESTIMATES
  • In original terms, 40.5 million litres of Australian produced wine was sold domestically by winemakers in December 2003, a decrease of 0.7% on November 2003, but an increase of 12.3% on December 2002.
  • Exports of Australian produced wine increased by 14.8% over November 2003 to 43.4 million litres. Australia exported 531.3 million litres with a value of $2.3 billion in the twelve months ending December 2003, an increase of 12.7% in volume and 0.1% in value over the corresponding period to December 2002.


NOTES


CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

There are no changes in this issue.


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 was unchanged on November 2003 and decreased 5.0% on December 2002. The trend series for red and rosé wine sales in glass containers of less than 2 litres decreased 0.1% on November 2003 and 1.1% on December 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 decreased 1.0% on November 2003 and 2.0% on December 2002. The trend series for red and rosé wine in soft packs increased 0.3% on November 2003 and 1.5% on December 2002.

Graph: Table Wine, Soft Pack Containers



TOTAL WHITE AND RED/ROSÉ TABLE WINE

The trend series for total sales of white table decreased by 0.4% on November 2003 and 1.5% on December 2002. The trend series for total red and rosé wine was unchanged on November 2003, but increased 0.8% on December 2002.
Graph: Total White and Red/Rosé Table Wine


EXPORTS OF AUSTRALIAN PRODUCED WINE AND IMPORTS


EXPORTS OF AUSTRALIAN PRODUCED WINE

In original terms, 43.4 million litres of Australian produced wine valued at $181.2 million were exported in December 2003, an increase of 14.8% in quantity and 15.0% in value on November 2003. The average value of Australian wine exported in December 2003 was $4.17 per litre, down from $4.88 per litre in December 2002.

Graph - Exports of Australian Produced Wine



WINE IMPORTS CLEARED FOR HOME CONSUMPTION

In original terms, 1.6 million litres of wine were imported, down 12.7% in quantity and 20.6% in value on November 2003. The average value of wine cleared for home consumption in December 2003 was $8.76 per litre, down from $9.54 per litre in December 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 December quarter 2003 shows that wine available for consumption in Australia increased 0.7% on the same quarter in 2002. Domestic sales of Australian wine increased 2.2%, but wine imports decreased 25.2%. Total disposals of Australian produced wine increased by 0.6% on the same quarter in 2002 with exports decreasing by 0.8%.


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
Dec Qtr 2002
118,328
7,114
125,442
130,247
248,575
Dec Qtr 2003
120,946
5,320
126,266
129,234
250,180


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