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8504.0 - Sales of Australian Wine and Brandy by Winemakers, Jul 2006  
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JULY KEY FIGURES

Jul 2006
Jun 2006 to Jul 2006
Jul 2005 to Jul 2006
'000 L
% change
% change

Trend estimates

Australian produced wine
Domestic wine sales
35 975
0.3
-0.2
White table wine sales
17 945
0.1
1.9
Red and rosé table wine sales
12 808
1.2
-2.7

Seasonally Adjusted

Australian produced wine
Domestic wine sales
37 359
6.7
7.6
White table wine sales
18 262
3.7
9.6
Red and rosé table wine sales
13 891
14.9
8.0

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



JULY KEY POINTS


TREND ESTIMATES

  • The trend estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced wine increased 0.3% in July 2006.
  • The trend estimate for domestic sales of white table wine increased by 0.1% on June 2006. The trend for red and rosé table wine rose 1.2% in July 2006.


SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced wine was 37.4 million litres in July 2006, an increase of 6.7% on June 2006.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for white table wine increased 3.7% on June 2006, while red and rosé table wine rose 14.9%.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for other wines decreased by 2.0%.


ORIGINAL ESTIMATES
  • In original terms, 37.3 million litres of Australian produced wine were sold domestically by winemakers in July 2006, an increase of 12.5% on June 2006 and 0.8% on July 2005.
  • Exports of Australian produced wine in July 2006 decreased 9.9% on June 2006 to 62.0 million litres. Australia exported 723.5 million litres with a value of $2.7 billion in the twelve months ending July 2006, an increase of 6.4% in volume but no change in value over the corresponding period to July 2005.




NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
August 2006 4 October 2006
September 2006 6 November 2006
October 2006 4 December 2006
November 2006 10 January 2007
December 2006 7 February 2007
January 2007 6 March 2007



CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

There has been a change in the selection of countries presented in Table 6 and Table 8. These tables show wine exports and wine imports data for selected countries. The selection of countries in the tables is based upon the total amount of wine exports or imports from the previous financial year and is subject to annual change. Only those countries with the highest levels of wine exports or imports in the 2005-06 financial year are presented in detail.



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.



INQUIRIES

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DOMESTIC AUSTRALIAN TABLE WINE SALES TREND


TOTAL WHITE AND RED/ROSÉ TABLE WINE

The trend for total sales of white table wine has increased over the last eight months. In comparison, the trend for total red and rosé wine sales, which had been declining, has shown an increase for the last three months.

TOTAL WHITE AND RED/ROSÉ TABLE WINE: Trend
Graph: Total White and Red and 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 increased 1.1% on June 2006, the fifth consecutive month of increase. The trend estimate for red and rosé wine sales in glass containers of less than 2 litres increased 2.9% in July 2006.

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 decreased 0.7% on June 2006, the fourth consecutive month of decrease. The trend estimate for red and rosé wine sales in soft packs has fallen for the past six months, with a decrease of 1.5% in July 2006.

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 722.5 million litres, a 7.9% 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, 62.0 million litres of Australian produced wine were exported in July 2006, a decrease of 9.9% on June 2006, but an increase of 1.6% on July 2005. In July 2006, 23.3 million litres of Australian produced white table wine were exported, a decrease of 9.6% on June 2006, but an increase of 8.3% on July 2005. Australia exported 37.2 million litres of Australian produced red and rosé table wine in July 2006, a decrease of 10.6% on June 2006 and 3.4% on July 2005.

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




UNIT VALUE OF WINE EXPORTS

In original terms, 62.0 million litres of wine valued at $223.9m were exported in July 2006, a decrease of 9.9% in quantity and 11.8% in value on June 2006. The average value of Australian wine exported in July 2006 was $3.61 per litre, down from $3.94 per litre in July 2005 and $3.69 per litre in June 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 July, the value reported by the ABS was $223.9m, while the AWBC value was $240.1m. 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, 2.2 million litres of wine, valued at $18.3 million were imported in July 2006, an increase of 11.0% in quantity and 6.1% in value on June 2006. The average value of wine imports cleared for home consumption in July 2006 was $8.45 per litre, down from $9.01 per litre in July 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 June quarter 2006 shows that wine available for consumption in Australia decreased 1.4% on the same quarter in 2005. Domestic sales of Australian wine decreased 2.4%, but wine imports increased 24.2%. Total disposals of Australian produced wine increased by 5.4% on the same quarter in 2005 with exports increasing by 10.0%.

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
r27 164
r458 263
r722 529
r1 153 628
Jun qtr 2005
105 610
4 150
109 760
r179 886
r285 496
Jun qtr 2006
103 069
r5 154
r108 223
r197 793
r300 862

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