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8504.0 - Sales of Australian Wine and Brandy by Winemakers, May 2008  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 07/07/2008   
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MAY KEY FIGURES

May 2008
Apr 2008 to May 2008
May 2007 to May 2008
'000 L
% change
% change

Trend estimates

Australian produced wine
Domestic wine sales
34 135
-1.3
-7.2
White table wine sales
16 552
-1.7
-6.6
Red and rosé table wine sales
12 579
-0.7
-5.9

Seasonally Adjusted

Australian produced wine
Domestic wine sales
34 462
2.8
-7.3
White table wine sales
16 399
-0.5
-9.8
Red and rosé table wine sales
12 846
4.0
-3.3


Australian produced wine, Domestic sales
Graph: Australian produced wine, Domestic sales, Seasonally adjusted and Trend

Australian produced wine, Exports - Original
Graph: Australian produced wine, Exports, Original




MAY KEY POINTS


AUSTRALIAN WINE DOMESTIC SALES

DOMESTIC WINE SALES
  • The trend estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced wine was 34.1 million litres in May 2008, a decrease of 1.3% from April 2008.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced wine was 34.5 million litres in May 2008, an increase of 2.8% on April 2008 and a fall of 7.3% on May last year.


WHITE TABLE WINE
  • The trend estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced white wine fell by 1.7% to 16.6 million litres this month and was 6.6% lower than the same time last year.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced white wine was 16.4 million litres in May 2008, a decrease of 0.5% on April 2008 and 9.8% lower than May 2007.


RED/ROSÉ TABLE WINE
  • The trend estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced red and rosé wine fell by 0.7% to 12.6 million litres this month and was 5.9% lower than May 2007.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced red and rosé wine was 12.8 million litres in May 2008, an increase of 4.0% on April 2008.


AUSTRALIAN WINE EXPORTS
  • Exports of Australian produced wine increased by 10.8% this month to 62.6 million litres. The value of the exported wine in May 2008 was $224.1 million. Australia exported 725.0 million litres, with a total value of $2.7 billion in the twelve months ending May 2008. This was a fall of 8.7% in volume and a decrease of 5.1% in value over the corresponding period to May 2007.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
June 2008 7 August 2008
July 2008 8 September 2008
August 2008 9 October 2008
September 2008 6 November 2008
October 2008 4 December 2008
November 2008 9 January 2009



DATA NOTES

There are no notes about the data.


ROUNDING

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


INQUIRIES

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