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4307.0.55.001 - Apparent Consumption of Alcohol, Australia, 2010-11 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 03/05/2012   
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Wine
There was a decrease in the quantity of pure alcohol available for consumption from wine between 2009-10 and 2010-11 of 0.6%, from 68.5 million litres to 68.0 million litres. White wine made up 48.0% of all pure alcohol in wine in 2010-11, followed by red wine (36.6%) and other wines (15.4%).

TABLE: 4 WINE, PURE ALCOHOL AVAILABLE FOR CONSUMPTION


Year ended 30 June
White table wine
Red table wine
Other wines
Total

VOLUME OF PURE ALCOHOL ('000 litres)

2006
27 447
21 332
9 541
58 311
2007
29 389
23 058
9 816
62 263
2008
29 866
23 122
9 819
62 807
2009
31 193
24 379
10 028
65 600
2010
32 525
r25 119
10 807
r68 451
2011
32 642
24 892
10 494
68 028

PER CAPITA CONSUMPTION OF PURE ALCOHOL(a) (litres)

2006
1.66
1.29
0.58
3.53
2007
1.75
1.37
0.58
3.70
2008
1.74
1.35
0.57
3.66
2009
1.78
1.39
0.57
3.73
2010
1.81
1.40
0.60
r3.82
2011
1.79
1.37
0.58
3.74

(a) Litres per person aged 15 years and over.
r revised
The volume of wine available for consumption decreased by 0.8%, from 539.1 million litres in 2009-10 to 534.8 million litres in 2010-11. This was the first decrease since 1994-95. Other wines (which comprise sparkling, carbonated, dessert wine, sherry and vermouth as well as other wines not elsewhere included) accounted for much of this decrease. Apparent consumption of red wine decreased slightly while white wine recorded a slight increase.

TABLE: 5 WINE, VOLUME AVAILABLE FOR CONSUMPTION

Year ended 30 June
White table wine
Red table wine
Other wines
Total

VOLUME ('000 litres)

2006
227 679
162 381
73 090
463 151
2007
242 814
174 407
76 257
493 478
2008
245 776
173 716
76 124
495 616
2009
255 677
181 931
78 171
515 780
2010
266 599
r187 454
r85 001
r539 055
2011
267 554
185 764
81 496
534 814

PER CAPITA CONSUMPTION(a) (litres)

2006
13.79
9.84
4.43
28.06
2007
14.45
10.38
4.54
29.36
2008
14.32
10.12
4.44
28.89
2009
14.55
10.35
4.45
29.36
2010
r14.87
r10.46
4.74
r30.07
2011
14.69
10.20
4.47
29.37

(a) Litres per person aged 15 years and over.
r revised

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