1329.0 - Australian Wine and Grape Industry, 2006
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2006 - A good year for winemakers: ABS
The 2005-06 year was a good one for the wine industry, with more Australian wine being consumed locally and overseas, according to figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
Domestic wine sales recorded a total volume of 431 million litres consumed by Australians last financial year, up from the 430 million litres in the previous year.
Exports of Australian produced wine reached 722 million litres, up 8% on the previous year. The value of these exports increased to $2.8 billion, a rise of 2%. However, the average price per litre dropped 6% from $4.05 in 2004-05 to $3.82 in 2005-06.
More than one-third (36%) of Australian wine exports were shipped to the United Kingdom, which imported 262 million litres (valued at $946m). The next two main export markets were the United States of America which imported close to 205 million litres (valued at $864m) and Canada, which imported 49 million litres of wine (valued at $246m).
Other wine industry highlights for 2005-06 include:
More details are in Australian Wine and Grape Industry, 2006 (cat. no. 1329.0).
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