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8504.0 - Sales of Australian Wine and Brandy by Winemakers, Feb 2008  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 07/04/2008   
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FEBRUARY KEY FIGURES

Feb 2008
Jan 2008 to Feb 2008
Feb 2007 to Feb 2008
'000 L
% change
% change

Trend estimates

Australian produced wine
Domestic wine sales
36 530
0.7
-1.7
White table wine sales
17 888
0.7
-0.6
Red and rosé table wine sales
13 118
1.3
-2.0

Seasonally Adjusted

Australian produced wine
Domestic wine sales
35 252
-7.1
-7.8
White table wine sales
17 540
-5.1
-7.1
Red and rosé table wine sales
12 625
-8.0
-7.1


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




FEBRUARY KEY POINTS


AUSTRALIAN WINE DOMESTIC SALES

DOMESTIC WINE SALES
  • The trend estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced wine was 36.5 million litres in February 2008, an increase of 0.7% from January 2008.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced wine was 35.3 million litres in February 2008, a decrease of 7.1% on January 2008 and a fall of 7.8% on February last year.


WHITE TABLE WINE
  • The trend estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced white wine rose by 0.7% to 17.9 million litres this month, but was 0.6% lower than the same time last year.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced white wine was 17.5 million litres in February 2008, a decrease of 5.1% on January 2008 and 7.1% lower than February 2007.


RED/ROSÉ TABLE WINE
  • The trend estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced red and rosé wine was 1.3% higher than last month and 2.0% lower than February 2007.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced red and rosé wine was 12.6 million litres in February 2008, a decrease of 8.0% on January 2008.


AUSTRALIAN WINE EXPORTS
  • Exports of Australian produced wine increased by 13.0% this month to 47.0 million litres. The value of the exported wine in February 2008 was $173.9 million. Australia exported 751.0 million litres, with a total value of $2.9 billion in the twelve months ending February 2008. This was a decrease of 3.8% in volume and an increase of 2.2% in value over the corresponding period to February 2007.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
March 2008 8 May 2008
April 2008 5 June 2008
May 2008 7 July 2008
June 2008 7 August 2008
July 2008 8 September 2008
August 2008 9 October 2008



CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

This issue contains revisions to domestic sales data from July 2007 to February 2008 due to an update in the number of winemaking enterprises that are within the scope of the 'Sales of Australian Wine by Winemakers' collection. For more information, users should refer to paragraphs 2 and 3 of the Explanatory Notes.

This issue also includes significant revisions due to updated information from survey respondents. The period involved in these extra revisions is from December 2006 to January 2008. These changes affect the Sparkling wine categories, Carbonated wine and the components of the White and Red/rosé table wines.


DATA NOTES

There are no notes about the data.


ROUNDING

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


INQUIRIES

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