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8504.0 - Shipments of Wine and Brandy in Australia by Australian Winemakers and Importers, Sep 2011  
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FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
December 2011 23 February 2012
March 2012 24 May 2012



DATA NOTES

As per the change to the Wine Australia Corporation Act 1980, the following terms have been changed from this issue: 'Sherry' is now known as 'Cream, crusted/crusting and solera fortified'; and 'Port' is now known as 'Vintage, ruby and tawny fortified'.

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. Significant revisions have been made to the period spanning September 2008 quarter to June 2009 quarter inclusive. 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. Imports 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 September 2011 quarter estimate for white table wine was 54.3 million litres, which was 3.9% higher than the September 2010 quarter estimate. The estimate for red/rosť table wine in the September 2011 quarter was 43.2 million litres, which was 12.5% lower than the September 2010 quarter estimate.


Table Wine, Glass Containers Less Than 2 Litres

The September 2011 quarter estimate for white table wine in glass containers less than 2 litres was 26.3 million litres, which was 7.3% higher than the September 2010 quarter estimate. The September 2011 quarter estimate for red/rosť table wine in glass containers less than 2 litres was 27.3 million litres, which was 3.4% lower than the September 2010 quarter estimate.


Table Wine, Soft Pack Containers

The September 2011 quarter estimate for white wine in soft pack containers was 24.1 million litres, which was 1.4% lower than the September 2010 quarter sales estimate. The estimate of red/rosť table wine in soft packs for the September 2011 quarter was 12.6 million litres, which was 8.5% lower than the September 2010 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

2008-09
96 650
104 362
212 425
96 243
56 002
170 745
383 172
66 620
449 790
2009-10
102 326
101 706
219 463
102 580
53 848
176 445
395 908
74 871
470 780
2010-11
108 482
98 230
219 441
105 484
49 282
173 074
392 515
71 434
463 948
2010
September Quarter
24 481
24 477
52 297
28 307
13 774
49 386
101 683
17 585
119 268
December Quarter
31 591
26 118
61 521
28 869
12 390
47 778
109 299
24 884
134 183
2011
March Quarter
22 801
23 395
49 305
19 442
10 165
32 714
82 019
13 118
95 136
June Quarter
29 609
24 240
56 318
28 866
12 953
43 196
99 514
15 847
115 361
September Quarter
26 280
24 142
54 333
27 342
12 601
43 236
97 569
16 838
114 406

(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

2008-09
383 172
16 283
20 770
15 745
9 726
4 090
486
2009-10
395 908
16 297
19 860
20 252
14 014
4 448
445
2010-11
392 515
17 502
19 665
15 711
13 603
4 953
416
2010
September Quarter
101 683
4 748
4 538
3 573
3 204
1 522
98
December Quarter
109 299
4 572
7 566
6 489
4 891
1 366
133
2011
March Quarter
82 019
3 417
3 567
2 528
2 742
864
85
June Quarter
99 514
4 765
3 994
3 121
2 766
1 201
100
September Quarter
97 569
4 588
4 208
3 991
2 917
1 135
99

(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 less
than 2 litres
Vintage, ruby
and tawny
fortified in glass less than 2 litres
Other fortified in
glass less than
2 litres
Soft packs
Other containers
Total fortified wine
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L

2008-09
np
3 265
361
np
4 208
16 283
2009-10
np
3 351
461
np
4 059
16 297
2010-11
np
4 443
674
np
3 893
17 502
2010
September Quarter
np
1 009
175
np
1 102
4 748
December Quarter
np
1 272
205
np
1 031
4 572
2011
March Quarter
np
912
138
np
692
3 417
June Quarter
np
1 250
156
np
1 068
4 765
September Quarter
np
992
101
np
1 116
4 588

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



IMPORTS

Wine Imports Cleared for Home Consumption

In the September 2011 quarter, 23.1 million litres of wine were imported, valued at $143.5 million. This represents an increase of 35.0% in quantity and an increase of 14.2% in value from the September 2010 quarter estimate. The average value of wine cleared for home consumption in the September 2011 quarter was $6.22 per litre, down from $7.35 in the September 2010 quarter.

Wine imports by type
Graph: Wine imports by type

Table 4. IMPORTS CLEARED, by wine type

Period
White table
Red/Rosť table
Table wine
Fortified wine
Sparkling wine
Other wine
Total wine

Quantity ('000 L)

2008-09
41 128
9 476
50 604
192
9 591
1 843
62 230
2009-10
44 940
9 238
54 177
363
8 356
1 389
64 286
2010-11
45 916
10 948
56 864
132
8 976
1 010
66 982
2010
September Quarter
11 248
3 371
14 619
36
2 150
294
17 100
December Quarter
18 623
2 718
21 341
54
3 292
288
24 975
2011
March Quarter
8 310
2 348
10 658
21
1 853
197
12 729
June Quarter
7 735
2 511
10 246
21
1 680
231
12 179
September Quarter
16 815
3 484
20 299
42
2 497
239
23 077

Value (Customs Value) ($'000)

2008-09
270 564
73 706
344 271
1 529
118 910
8 635
473 345
2009-10
256 469
72 225
328 694
1 944
121 925
6 205
458 769
2010-11
251 769
79 505
331 274
1 217
134 502
3 753
470 747
2010
September Quarter
65 736
25 141
90 877
324
33 299
1 117
125 616
December Quarter
91 853
20 303
112 156
470
58 145
981
171 752
2011
March Quarter
48 041
15 321
63 362
164
20 822
780
85 128
June Quarter
46 140
18 740
64 879
259
22 237
875
88 250
September Quarter
79 479
28 136
107 615
389
34 689
783
143 476


Table 5. IMPORTS CLEARED, by selected countries

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

Quantity ('000 L)

2008-09
37 014
7 467
7 010
547
1 085
3 197
627
2 350
2 934
62 230
2009-10
44 442
6 607
6 982
567
1 107
659
570
1 903
1 449
64 286
2010-11
45 443
6 688
8 626
637
1 302
751
587
1 430
1 518
66 982
2010
September Quarter
11 144
1 703
2 297
178
358
198
150
453
619
17 100
December Quarter
18 663
2 070
2 730
158
462
205
179
239
269
24 975
2011
March Quarter
8 067
1 604
1 596
152
234
158
142
392
385
12 729
June Quarter
7 570
1 311
2 003
149
249
190
116
346
244
12 179
September Quarter
16 979
1 731
2 461
109
477
124
136
548
511
23 077

Value (Customs Value) ($'000)

2008-09
261 790
49 018
125 805
2 580
7 175
5 562
3 763
7 258
10 393
473 345
2009-10
258 758
39 790
129 741
2 627
7 474
2 751
3 116
5 952
8 559
458 769
2010-11
262 361
32 180
146 209
2 417
7 780
3 202
3 181
4 394
9 022
470 747
2010
September Quarter
68 151
8 504
40 042
544
2 055
963
828
1 447
3 082
125 616
December Quarter
94 876
9 690
58 937
604
2 848
853
1 038
802
2 105
171 752
2011
March Quarter
50 505
7 222
20 999
508
1 259
636
753
1 239
2 007
85 128
June Quarter
48 828
6 764
26 230
762
1 619
751
562
906
1 828
88 250
September Quarter
83 575
9 092
41 894
479
2 991
474
675
1 425
2 872
143 476




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