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8504.0 - Shipments of Wine and Brandy in Australia by Australian Winemakers and Importers, June 2014  
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DATA NOTES

This issue is the final release of this publication and all associated spreadsheets.

There have been recent changes to the Harmonised Tariff Item Statistical Codes (HTISC) as of 1 January 2012. As a result of these changes the amount of data available for imports has decreased. For more information about the HTISC changes affecting this publication see Chapter 22 - Beverages, spirits and vinegar in the Combined Australian Customs Tariff Nomenclature and Statistical Classification available at the Australian Customs and Boarder Protective Service website:http://www.customs.gov.au, or refer to Information paper: Changes to AHECC and Customs Tariff, 2012 (cat. no. 5368.0.55.017).

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. Users should view quarterly movements during this period with caution.

Estimates of bulk wines sales, observable in the Table Wine, Other Containers categories should be interpreted with caution due to data quality concerns.

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. Total Wine Imports (Excluding Brandy) Cleared, by Selected Countries


ROUNDING

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SUMMARY COMMENTARY


AUSTRALIAN TABLE WINE SALES

Total White and Red/Rosť Table Wine

The June 2014 quarter estimate for white table wine was 48.0 million litres, which was 4.0% lower than the June 2013 quarter estimate. The estimate for red/rosť table wine in the June 2014 quarter was 46.4 million litres, which was 0.6% higher than the June 2013 quarter estimate.


Table Wine, Glass Containers Less Than 2 Litres

The June 2014 quarter estimate for white table wine in glass containers less than 2 litres was 25.4 million litres, which was 1.8% less than the June 2013 quarter estimate. The June 2014 quarter estimate for red/rosť table wine in glass containers less than 2 litres was 32.5 million litres, which was 3.6% higher than the June 2013 quarter estimate.


Table Wine, Soft Pack Containers

The June 2014 quarter estimate for white wine in soft pack containers was 18.6 million litres, which was 10.6% lower than the June 2013 quarter sales estimate. The estimate of red/rosť table wine in soft packs for the June 2014 quarter was 10.0 million litres, which was 8.1% lower than the June 2013 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

2011-12
109 541
93 440
215 533
108 786
45 994
173 209
388 742
68 558
457 300
2012-13
113 555
79 356
209 901
119 023
40 253
174 877
384 777
68 170
452 946
2013-14
116 694
85 270
214 738
119 630
40 211
172 782
387 521
70 213
457 544
2013
June Quarter
25 832
20 816
50 031
31 381
10 833
46 066
96 097
15 493
111 589
September Quarter
29 048
21 692
53 551
31 764
11 222
46 654
100 206
16 000
116 206
December Quarter
35 571
22 693
60 236
32 540
10 204
44 875
105 111
23 654
128 575
2014
March Quarter
26 709
22 284
52 921
22 817
8 829
34 902
87 823
14 578
102 401
June Quarter
25 366
18 601
48 030
32 509
9 956
46 351
94 381
15 981
110 362

(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

2011-12
388 742
15 748
18 369
17 337
12 399
4 710
388
2012-13
384 777
14 719
17 688
18 153
12 395
5 211
364
2013-14
387 521
14 099
19 096
15 985
16 074
4 956
356
2013
June Quarter
96 097
3 696
3 314
4 336
2 449
1 697
73
September Quarter
100 206
3 894
4 262
3 649
3 038
1 157
94
December Quarter
105 111
3 571
7 364
5 551
5 649
1 518
113
2014
March Quarter
87 823
2 837
3 680
3 415
3 532
1 113
60
June Quarter
94 381
3 797
3 790
3 370
3 855
1 168
89

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

2011-12
np
3 299
377
np
3 647
15 748
2012-13
np
3 281
398
np
3 081
14 719
2013-14
np
3 068
360
np
2 593
14 099
2013
June Quarter
334
793
99
1 798
673
3 696
September Quarter
np
853
80
np
791
3 894
December Quarter
np
958
110
np
494
3 571
2014
March Quarter
np
471
84
np
609
2 837
June Quarter
np
786
86
np
699
3 797

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



IMPORTS

Wine Imports (Excluding Brandy) Cleared for Home Consumption

In the June 2014 quarter, 15.1 million litres of wine were imported, valued at $126.8 million. This represents a 8.5% fall in quantity and an increase of 3.9% in value from the June 2013 quarter estimate. The average value of wine cleared for home consumption in the June 2014 quarter was $8.40 per litre, up from $7.40 in the June 2013 quarter.

Table 4. IMPORTS CLEARED, quantity by wine type

White table wine
<2L
(a)
Red/Rosť table
wine <2L
Sparkling
Total wine
(excluding
brandy)
(b)
Brandy
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L

2011-12
39 659
12 341
10 403
81 245
469
2012-13
40 112
15 352
12 287
84 334
470
2013-14
41 235
14 898
11 817
81 759
480
2013
June Quarter
8 682
3 428
2 378
16 484
67
September Quarter
9 872
4 002
2 994
20 625
75
December Quarter
14 594
4 344
4 226
29 693
165
2014
March Quarter
8 450
3 183
2 483
16 350
126
June Quarter
8 319
3 370
2 114
15 091
115

(a) White wine <2L includes carbonated wine
(b) Total wine (excluding brandy) includes grape wine and grape wine product

Table 5. IMPORTS CLEARED, customs value by wine type

White table wine
<2L
(a)
Red/Rosť table
wine <2L
Sparkling
Total wine
(excluding
brandy)
(b)
Brandy
$'000
$'000
$'000
$'000
$'000

2011-12
252 321
91 503
144 450
529 838
16 443
2012-13
259 890
106 620
165 906
576 683
12 973
2013-14
288 571
119 022
179 564
634 270
18 001
2013
June Quarter
58 266
28 806
28 567
122 026
1 975
September Quarter
67 722
35 060
42 401
158 816
2 898
December Quarter
101 354
30 296
66 209
218 947
6 735
2014
March Quarter
60 465
23 591
38 079
129 706
4 509
June Quarter
59 031
30 076
32 875
126 801
3 859

(a) White wine <2L includes carbonated wine
(b) Total wine (excluding brandy) includes grape wine and grape wine product

Table 6. TOTAL WINE IMPORTS CLEARED, by selected countries(a)

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

Quantity ('000 L)

2011-12
54 654
7 170
516
1 667
11 151
588
2 494
1 135
1 869
81 245
2012-13
51 075
8 885
658
2 282
13 993
908
989
3 447
2 095
84 333
2013-14
52 190
8 514
648
2 617
13 140
670
1 069
844
2 069
81 759
2013
June Quarter
9 950
1 878
176
441
2 761
258
141
336
543
16 484
September Quarter
13 186
1 749
155
699
3 658
170
180
247
582
20 625
December Quarter
20 308
2 675
211
687
4 094
226
576
329
587
29 693
2014
March Quarter
9 739
2 065
189
639
2 727
183
195
115
499
16 350
June Quarter
8 957
2 025
93
592
2 661
91
118
153
401
15 091

Value (Customs Value) ($'000)

2011-12
299 274
34 677
2 318
8 728
162 377
3 276
4 528
3 125
11 535
529 839
2012-13
302 262
42 041
3 217
11 516
190 432
5 222
3 945
5 425
12 625
576 683
2013-14
334 851
50 960
3 008
14 959
205 942
3 955
4 271
2 720
13 603
634 270
2013
June Quarter
65 914
9 953
1 011
2 292
36 207
1 457
573
913
3 706
122 026
September Quarter
82 827
10 350
621
3 624
55 649
851
642
747
3 505
158 816
December Quarter
122 702
15 100
1 049
3 945
67 745
1 356
2 264
1 054
3 732
218 947
2014
March Quarter
65 489
11 957
680
3 764
41 893
1 186
839
405
3 491
129 706
June Quarter
63 833
13 553
658
3 626
40 655
562
526
514
2 875
126 801

(a) Total wine (excluding brandy) includes grape wine and grape wine product



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