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8504.0 - Sales of Australian Wine and Brandy by Winemakers, Oct 2003  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 04/12/2003   
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OCTOBER KEY FIGURES


% change
% change
TREND ESTIMATES
October 2003
September 2003 to
October 2002 to
’000 L
October 2003
October 2003

Australian produced wine
Domestic wine sales
34,328
0.1
2.1
White table wine sales
16,918
-0.3
0.3
Red and rosé table wine sales
12,215
0.7
2.2

% change
% change
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
October 2003
September 2003 to
October 2002 to
’000 L
October 2003
October 2003

Australian produced wine
Domestic wine sales
34,312
-1.1
3.2
White table wine sales
16,876
-1.7
2.2
Red and rosé table wine sales
12,407
-0.5
4.4


Graph -  Australian Produced Wine, Domestic Sales


OCTOBER KEY POINTS

TREND ESTIMATES

  • The trend estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced wine was 34.3 million litres in October 2003, an increase of 0.1% on September 2003 and 2.1% on October 2002.
  • The trend estimate for domestic sales of white table wine decreased 0.3% on September 2003 but increased 0.3% on October 2002.
  • The trend estimate for domestic sales of red and rosé table wine increased 0.7% on September 2003 and 2.2% on October 2002.

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced wine was 34.3 million litres in October 2003, a decrease of 1.1% on September 2003 but an increase of 3.2% on October 2002.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for domestic sales of white table wine decreased 1.7% on September 2003 but increased 2.2% on October 2002.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for domestic sales of red and rosé table wine decreased 0.5% on September 2003 but increased 4.4% on October 2002.


ORIGINAL ESTIMATES
  • In original terms, 39.7 million litres of Australian produced wine was sold domestically by winemakers in October 2003, an increase of 10.4% on September 2003 and 7.9% on October 2002.
  • Exports of Australian produced wine increased by 1.6% over September 2003 to 48.1 million litres. Australia exported 532.7 million litres with a value of $2.4 billion in the twelve months ending October 2003, an increase of 19.2% in volume and 7.8% in value over the corresponding period to October 2002.


NOTES


CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

There are no changes in this issue.

CHANGES IN NEXT ISSUE

The previously published release date for the November issue has been changed. The November publication will now be released on 9 January as indicated above in the release advice for forthcoming issues.


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 0.3% on September 2003 and 2.2% on October 2002. The trend series for red and rosé wine sales in glass containers of less than 2 litres increased 0.9% on September 2003 and 2.2% on October 2002.

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 decreased by 0.3% on September 2003 but increased 1.5% on October 2002. The trend series for red and rosé wine in soft packs increased 0.5% on September 2003 and 1.1% on October 2002.

Graph: Table Wine, Soft Pack Containers



TOTAL WHITE AND RED/ROSÉ TABLE WINE

The trend series for total sales of white table wine decreased by 0.3% on September 2003 but increased 0.3% on October 2002. The trend series for total red and rosé wine increased 0.7% on September 2003 and 2.2% on October 2002.
Graph: Total White and Red/Rosé Table Wine


EXPORTS OF AUSTRALIAN PRODUCED WINE AND IMPORTS


EXPORTS OF AUSTRALIAN PRODUCED WINE

In original terms, 48.1 million litres of Australian produced wine valued at $212.9 million were exported in October 2003, an increase of 1.6% in quantity and a decrease of 0.3% in value on September 2003. The average value of Australian wine exported in October 2003 was $4.43 per litre, down from $4.80 per litre in October 2002.

Graph - Exports of Australian Produced Wine



WINE IMPORTS CLEARED FOR HOME CONSUMPTION

In original terms, 1.9 million litres of wine were imported, down 22.9% in quantity and 4.9% in value on September 2003. The average value of wine cleared for home consumption in October 2003 was $10.02 per litre, up from $7.06 per litre in October 2002.

Graph - Wine Imports Cleared for Home Consumption



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 10.3%.


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
r17,112
r419,591
r518,595
r921,074
Sept Qtr 2002
103,487
4,494
107,981
132,189
235,676
Sept Qtr 2003
107,038
r5,138
r112,176
r145,799
r252,837

r figure or series revised since previous issue

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