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8504.0 - Sales of Australian Wine and Brandy by Winemakers, Dec 2006  
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DECEMBER KEY FIGURES

Dec 2006
Nov 2006 to Dec 2006
Dec 2005 to Dec 2006
'000 L
% change
% change

Trend estimates

Australian produced wine
Domestic wine sales
36 253
-0.7
0.9
White table wine sales
17 891
-1.0
1.5
Red and rosé table wine sales
12 730
-0.5
-1.6

Seasonally Adjusted

Australian produced wine
Domestic wine sales
35 759
0.5
1.4
White table wine sales
18 085
6.9
5.4
Red and rosé table wine sales
12 346
-6.4
-3.0

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



DECEMBER KEY POINTS


TREND ESTIMATES

  • The trend estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced wine decreased 0.7% in December 2006.
  • The trend estimate for domestic sales of white table wine decreased by 1.0% in December 2006. The trend for red and rosé table wine decreased 0.5% on November 2006.
  • The trend estimate for other wine decreased 0.4% in December 2006.


SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced wine was 35.8 million litres in December 2006, an increase of 0.5% on November 2006.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for white table wine increased 6.9% on November 2006, while red and rosé table wine decreased 6.4%.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for other wine decreased 2.6% in December 2006.


ORIGINAL ESTIMATES
  • In original terms, 40.8 million litres of Australian produced wine were sold domestically by winemakers in December 2006, a decrease of 8.2% on November 2006, but an increase of 1.1% on December 2005.
  • Exports of Australian produced wine in December 2006 increased 4.7% on November 2006 to 71.5 million litres. Australia exported 761.6 million litres with a value of $2.7 billion in the twelve months ending December 2006, an increase of 9.6% in volume, but a decrease of 0.3% in value over the corresponding period to December 2005.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

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January 2007 6 March 2007
February 2007 4 April 2007
March 2007 9 May 2007
April 2007 6 June 2007
May 2007 5 July 2007
June 2007 7 August 2007



CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

There are no changes in this issue.



DATA NOTES

There are no data notes in this issue.



ROUNDING

Where figures have been rounded, discrepancies may occur between sums of the component items and totals.



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DOMESTIC AUSTRALIAN TABLE WINE SALES TREND


TOTAL WHITE AND RED/ROSÉ TABLE WINE

The trend estimate for white table wine sales decreased 1.0% in December 2006. This was the fourth consecutive month of decline, after increases in the previous twelve months. The trend estimate for red and rosé wine sales decreased 0.5% on November 2006, the second consecutive monthly decrease.

TOTAL WHITE AND RED/ROSÉ TABLE WINE: Trend
Graph: Total White and Red / Rosé Table wine, Trend




TABLE WINE, GLASS CONTAINER LESS THAN 2 LITRES

The trend estimate for sales of white table wine in glass containers of less than 2 litres decreased 2.7% on November 2006. The trend estimate for red and rosé wine sales in glass containers of less than 2 litres decreased 1.5% in December 2006, the third consecutive month of decrease.

TABLE WINE, Glass container less than 2 litres: Trend
Graph: Table wine, Glass container less than 2 litres, Trend




TABLE WINE, SOFT PACK CONTAINERS

The trend estimate for domestic sales of white table wine in soft packs increased 0.2% on November 2006. The trend estimate for red and rosé wine sales in soft packs increased 1.0% in December 2006, the fourth consecutive month of increase.

TABLE WINE, Soft pack containers: Trend
Graph: Table wine, Soft pack containers, Trend




EXPORTS OF AUSTRALIAN PRODUCED WINE


ANNUAL EXPORTS OF AUSTRALIAN PRODUCED WINE

The graph below shows that there has been steady growth in the quantity of exports of Australian produced wine over the last fifteen years. In 1990-91, 54.2 million litres of wine were exported. Exports grew rapidly to over 100 million litres in 1992-93 and between 1998-99 and 1999-2000 grew 41.8% to reach 284.9 million litres. Over the next three years there were rises of 18.7%, 23.7% and 24.0% respectively. Wine exports increased 12.7% in 2003-04 to 584.3 million litres and then rose 14.6% in 2004-05 to 669.7 million litres. Wine exports continued to rise in 2005-06, reaching 722.0 million litres, a 7.8% increase on 2004-05.

Exports of Australian produced wine, Annual totals: Original
Graph: Exports of Australian produced wine, Annual Totals, Original




EXPORTS OF WHITE AND RED/ROSÉ TABLE WINE

In original terms, 71.5 million litres of Australian produced wine were exported in December 2006, an increase of 4.7% on November 2006 and 14.8% on December 2005. In December 2006, 22.7 million litres of Australian produced white table wine were exported, a decrease of 2.4% on November 2006, but an increase of 1.3% on December 2005. Australian producers exported 47.5 million litres of red and rosé table wine in December 2006, an increase of 10.1% on November 2006 and 23.8% on December 2005.

EXPORTS OF TABLE WINE BY TYPE: Original
Graph: Exports of Table wine by Type, Original




UNIT VALUE OF WINE EXPORTS

In original terms, 71.5 million litres of wine valued at $259.2m were exported in December 2006, an increase of 4.7% in quantity and 4.2% in value on November 2006. The average value of Australian wine exported in December 2006 was $3.63 per litre, down from $3.85 per litre in December 2005 and $3.64 per litre in November 2006.

UNIT VALUE OF WINE EXPORTS: Original
Graph: Unit Value of Wine Exports, Original




DIFFERENCES BETWEEN ABS AND AWBC WINE EXPORT FIGURES

The value of wine exports reported in this publication is derived by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) from customs export records and the ABS converts the value on the day of shipment, at the daily conversion rate (see paragraph 10 of the Explanatory Notes for more detail). The Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation (AWBC) also report the value of exports and the exporter makes the conversion when submitting wine for export approval. With the AWBC method, it is expected that some of the conversions will occur at hedged rates. This does not occur with the ABS method. For December, the value reported by the ABS was $259.2m, while the AWBC value was $254.8m. When the Australian exchange rate is moving significantly the alternative methods will result in diverging valuations.



IMPORTS AND DISPOSALS OF AUSTRALIAN PRODUCED WINE


WINE IMPORTS CLEARED FOR HOME CONSUMPTION

In original terms, 3.4 million litres of wine, valued at $27.9 million were imported in December 2006, a decrease of 22.8% in quantity and 28.7% in value on November 2006. The average value of wine imports cleared for home consumption in December 2006 was $8.31 per litre, up from $7.79 per litre in December 2005.

WINE IMPORTS CLEARED: Original
Graph: Wine Imports Cleared, Original




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

The original data for the December quarter 2006 shows that wine available for consumption in Australia increased 0.6% on the same quarter in 2005. Domestic sales of Australian wine decreased 0.6%, and wine imports increased 14.2%. Total disposals of Australian produced wine increased by 7.8% on the same quarter in 2005 with exports increasing by 13.7%.

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

2003-04
417 378
18 737
436 115
584 319
1 001 697
2004-05
430 131
22 139
452 270
669 720
1 099 851
2005-06
431 099
27 165
458 264
721 771
1 152 870
Dec qtr 2005
126 394
10 303
136 697
178 127
304 521
Dec qtr 2006
125 689
11 768
137 457
202 530
328 219



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