8504.0 - Sales of Australian Wine and Brandy by Winemakers, Nov 2003
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ANNUAL PRODUCTION AND INVENTORIES UPDATE
The release of the 2003 edition of Australian Wine and Grape Industry, 1329.0 has been delayed until 25 February 2004. Final data are now available from the 2002-03 annual wine production and inventories collections which cover Australian winemakers who crushed 50 tonnes or more of grapes during the year. These data are available in spreadsheet format by contacting Graeme Thomas on (08 8237 7536).
Results from the survey show a total of 1,059.4 million litres of beverage wine being produced in 2002-03, a decrease of 11.4% on the previous year. To produce this wine the winemakers crushed 1,398,528 tonnes of grapes which was 12.9% less than the record crush of 2001-02. The fall in the crush followed drought conditions in most wine-grape growing regions. There were 825,000 tonnes of red grapes crushed in 2002-03 while 573,528 tonnes of white grapes were crushed.
Final results from the Stocks of Australian Wine and Brandy collection shows that at 30 June 2003 stocks of beverage wine owned by winemakers crushing over 400 tonnes of grapes were 1,581.8 million litres. This represents a rise of 11.7 million litres, or 0.7%, on stocks held at 30 June 2002.
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 decreased by 0.5% on October 2003 and 5.4% on November 2002. The trend series for red and rosé wine sales in glass containers of less than 2 litres increased 0.1% on October 2003 but decreased 0.9% on November 2002.
TABLE WINE, SOFT PACK CONTAINERS
The trend series for domestic sales of white table wine in soft packs increased 0.2% on October 2003 and 2.5% on November 2002. The trend series for red and rosé wine in soft packs increased 1.6% on October 2003 and 4.0% on November 2002.
TOTAL WHITE AND RED/ROSÉ TABLE WINE
The trend series for total sales of white table remained unchanged on October 2003 but increased 0.1% on November 2002. The trend series for total red and rosé wine increased 0.7% on October 2003 and 1.7% on November 2002.
EXPORTS OF AUSTRALIAN PRODUCED WINE AND IMPORTS
EXPORTS OF AUSTRALIAN PRODUCED WINE
In original terms, 37.3 million litres of Australian produced wine valued at $155.3 million were exported in November 2003, a decrease of 22.2% in quantity and 27.1% in value on October 2003. The average value of Australian wine exported in November 2003 was $4.17 per litre, down from $4.99 per litre in November 2002.
WINE IMPORTS CLEARED FOR HOME CONSUMPTION
In original terms, 1.8 million litres of wine were imported, down 2.2% in quantity and 6.1% in value on October 2003. The average value of wine cleared for home consumption in November 2003 was $9.63 per litre, up from $8.25 per litre in November 2002.
DISPOSALS OF AUSTRALIAN PRODUCED WINE AND WINE AVAILABLE FOR CONSUMPTION IN AUSTRALIA
The original data for the September quarter 2003 shows that wine available for consumption in Australia increased 3.9% on the same quarter in 2002. Domestic sales of Australian wine increased 3.4% and wine imports 14.3%. Total disposals of Australian produced wine increased by 7.3% on the same quarter in 2002 with exports increasing by 10.4%.
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