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8504.0 - Sales of Australian Wine and Brandy by Winemakers, Jan 2004  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 04/03/2004   
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JANUARY KEY FIGURES


% change
% change
TREND ESTIMATES
January 2004
December 2003 to
January 2003 to
’000 L
January 2004
January 2004

Australian produced wine
Domestic wine sales
33,543
-0.6
-0.4
White table wine sales
16,798
-0.1
-0.8
Red and rosé table wine sales
12,004
-0.4
-0.6

% change
% change
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
January 2004
December 2003 to
January 2003 to
’000 L
January 2004
January 2004

Australian produced wine
Domestic wine sales
33,002
-2.5
-5.2
White table wine sales
16,871
0.8
-5.2
Red and rosé table wine sales
11,747
-2.7
-6.7

Graph -  Australian Produced Wine, Domestic Sales


JANUARY KEY POINTS

TREND ESTIMATES

  • The trend estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced wine was 33.5 million litres in January 2004, a decrease of 0.6% on December 2003 and 0.4% on January 2003.
  • The trend estimate for domestic sales of white table wine decreased 0.1% on December 2003 and 0.8% on January 2003.
  • The trend estimate for domestic sales of red and rosé table wine decreased 0.4% on December 2003 and 0.6% on January 2003.


SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced wine was 33.0 million litres in January 2004, a decrease of 2.5% on December 2003 and 5.2% on January 2003.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for domestic sales of white table wine increased 0.8% on December 2003, but decreased 5.2% on January 2003.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for domestic sales of red and rosé table wine decreased 2.7% on December 2003 and 6.7% on January 2003.


ORIGINAL ESTIMATES
  • In original terms, 22.0 million litres of Australian produced wine was sold domestically by winemakers in January 2004, a decrease of 45.7% on December 2003 and 8.2% on January 2003.
  • Exports of Australian produced wine decreased 16.9% over December 2003 to 37.5 million litres. Australia exported 544.0 million litres with a value of $2.4 billion in the twelve months ending January 2004, an increase of 14.4% in volume and 0.2% in value over the corresponding period to January 2003.


NOTES


CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

There are no changes in this issue.


DOMESTIC AUSTRALIAN TABLE WINE SALES: Trend


TABLE WINE, GLASS CONTAINER < 2 LITRES

The trend series for sales of white table wine in glass containers of less than 2 litres increased 0.1% on December 2003 but, decreased 4.9% on January 2003. The trend series for red and rosé wine sales in glass containers of less than 2 litres increased 0.1% on December 2003 but, decreased 1.1% on January 2003.

Graph: Table Wine, Glass Container < 2 Litres



TABLE WINE, SOFT PACK CONTAINERS

The trend series for domestic sales of white table wine in soft packs increased 0.4% on December 2003 and 1.5% on January 2003. The trend series for red and rosé wine in soft packs decreased 0.7% on December 2003 and 0.6% on January 2003.

Graph: Table Wine, Soft Pack Containers



TOTAL WHITE AND RED/ROSÉ TABLE WINE

The trend series for total sales of white table decreased by 0.1% on December 2003 and 0.8% on January 2003. The trend series for total red and rosé wine decreased 0.4% on December 2003 and 0.6% on January 2003.
Graph: Total White and Red/Rosé Table Wine


EXPORTS OF AUSTRALIAN PRODUCED WINE AND IMPORTS


EXPORTS OF AUSTRALIAN PRODUCED WINE

In original terms, 37.5 million litres of Australian produced wine valued at $154.7 million were exported in January 2004, a decrease of 16.9% in quantity and 18.1% in value on December 2003. The average value of Australian wine exported in January 2004 was $4.12 per litre, down from $4.94 per litre in January 2003.

Graph - Exports of Australian Produced Wine



WINE IMPORTS CLEARED FOR HOME CONSUMPTION

In original terms, 1.2 million litres of wine were imported, down 24.7% in quantity and 33.4% in value on December 2003. The average value of wine cleared for home consumption in January 2004 was $7.74 per litre, down from $8.63 per litre in January 2003.

Graph - Wine Imports Cleared for Home Consumption



DISPOSALS OF AUSTRALIAN PRODUCED WINE AND WINE AVAILABLE FOR CONSUMPTION IN AUSTRALIA

The original data for the December quarter 2003 shows that wine available for consumption in Australia increased 0.7% on the same quarter in 2002. Domestic sales of Australian wine increased 2.2%, but wine imports decreased 25.2%. Total disposals of Australian produced wine increased by 1.5% on the same quarter in 2002 with exports also increasing by 0.8%.


A
B
A + B
C
A + C
Domestic sales
Wine imports
Wine
Exports of
Total disposals
of Australian
cleared for
available
Australian
of Australian
produced
home
for
produced
produced
wine
consumption
consumption
wine
wine
Period
’000 L
’000 L
’000 L
’000 L
’000 L

2000-2001
384,847
12,773
397,620
338,289
723,136
2001-2002
386,232
14,479
400,711
418,390
804,622
2002-2003
402,479
17,112
419,591
518,595
921,074
Dec Qtr 2002
118,328
7,113
125,441
130,247
248,575
Dec Qtr 2003
120,946
5,320
126,266
131,256
252,202


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