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8504.0 - Shipments of Wine and Brandy in Australia by Australian Winemakers and Importers, Dec 2013  
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ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
March 2014 22 May 2014
June 2014 21 August 2014



DATA NOTES

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.

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

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


INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.


SUMMARY COMMENTARY


AUSTRALIAN TABLE WINE SALES

Total White and Red/Rosť Table Wine

The December 2013 quarter estimate for white table wine was 58.4 million litres, which was 4.6% higher than the December 2012 quarter estimate. The estimate for red/rosť table wine in the December 2013 quarter was 43.9 million litres, which was 0.3% higher than the December 2012 quarter estimate.


Table Wine, Glass Containers Less Than 2 Litres

The December 2013 quarter estimate for white table wine in glass containers less than 2 litres was 35.6 million litres, which was 10.0.% higher than the December 2012 quarter estimate. The December 2013 quarter estimate for red/rosť table wine in glass containers less than 2 litres was 32.1 million litres, which was 2.9% higher than the December 2012 quarter estimate.


Table Wine, Soft Pack Containers

The December 2013 quarter estimate for white wine in soft pack containers was 20.8 million litres, which was 3.1% higher than the December 2012 quarter estimate. The estimate of red/rosť table wine in soft packs for the December 2013 quarter was 9.8 million litres, which was 0.7% higher than the December 2012 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

2010-11
108 253
98 230
219 217
105 484
49 282
173 074
392 291
71 434
463 724
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
2012
December Quarter
32 339
20 212
55 798
31 175
9 715
43 784
99 581
22 496
122 077
2013
March Quarter
28 141
18 359
52 269
23 719
8 340
35 748
88 017
14 157
102 174
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
20 846
58 390
32 088
9 780
43 901
102 291
23 654
125 755

(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

2010-11
392 291
17 502
19 665
15 711
13 603
4 953
416
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
2012
December Quarter
99 581
3 958
6 836
6 407
3 884
1 409
125
2013
March Quarter
88 017
2 827
3 654
3 369
3 379
927
71
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
102 291
3 571
7 364
5 551
5 649
1 518
113

(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

2010-11
np
4 443
674
np
3 893
17 502
2011-12
np
3 299
377
np
3 647
15 748
2012-13
np
3 281
398
np
3 081
14 719
2012
December Quarter
np
1 027
130
np
857
3 958
2013
March Quarter
np
523
50
np
621
2 827
June Quarter
np
793
99
np
673
3 696
September Quarter
np
853
80
np
791
3 894
December Quarter
np
958
110
np
494
3 571

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 December 2013 quarter, 29.7 million litres of wine were imported, valued at $219.0 million. This represents an increase of 4.4% in quantity and an increase of 8.0% in value from the December 2012 quarter estimate. The average value of wine cleared for home consumption in the December 2013 quarter was $7.38 per litre, up from $7.13 in the December 2012 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 al

2010-11
34 081
10 346
8 979
67 008
465
2011-12
40 928
12 341
10 402
82 510
469
2012-13
40 112
15 352
12 287
84 331
470
2012
December Quarter
12 993
4 685
4 586
28 456
197
2013
March Quarter
8 111
3 264
2 708
16 713
84
June Quarter
8 682
3 428
2 378
16 484
67
September Quarter
9 872
4 002
2 994
20 624
75
December Quarter
14 603
4 343
4 226
29 694
165

(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

2010-11
227 308
77 924
134 502
470 781
15 861
2011-12
252 321
91 503
144 450
529 838
16 443
2012-13
259 890
106 620
165 906
576 683
12 973
2012
December Quarter
85 815
28 977
72 611
202 782
4 952
2013
March Quarter
51 681
19 583
30 625
110 033
2 380
June Quarter
58 266
28 806
28 567
122 026
1 975
September Quarter
67 722
35 060
42 401
158 815
2 898
December Quarter
101 440
30 312
66 209
219 047
6 739

(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)

2010-11
45 445
6 688
637
1 303
8 638
587
751
1 430
1 531
67 009
2011-12
54 654
7 170
516
1 667
11 147
588
3 763
1 135
1 869
82 511
2012-13
51 075
8 885
658
2 282
13 991
908
989
3 447
2 095
84 332
2012
December Quarter
17 382
2 886
200
710
4 927
257
351
1 178
565
28 456
2013
March Quarter
9 549
2 190
162
567
2 888
229
265
411
452
16 713
June Quarter
9 950
1 878
176
441
2 760
258
141
336
543
16 484
September Quarter
13 186
1 749
155
699
3 657
170
180
247
582
20 624
December Quarter
20 316
2 675
211
687
4 093
226
576
329
581
29 694

Value (Customs Value) ($'000)

2010-11
262 353
32 180
2 418
7 781
146 208
3 181
3 203
4 394
9 065
470 781
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
2012
December Quarter
100 686
12 786
844
3 491
76 923
1 403
1 241
2 029
3 380
202 782
2013
March Quarter
58 199
10 054
889
2 664
32 707
1 445
1 134
468
2 473
110 033
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
158 815
December Quarter
122 803
15 100
1 048
3 945
67 745
1 356
2 264
1 054
3 732
219 047

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



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