Australian Bureau of Statistics
8504.0 - Sales of Australian Wine and Brandy by Winemakers, Jul 2007
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 05/09/2007
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EXPORTS OF AUSTRALIAN PRODUCED WINE
EXPORTS OF WHITE AND RED/ROSÉ TABLE WINE
In original terms, 76.9 million litres of Australian produced wine were exported in July 2007, an increase of 25.9% on June 2007 and a rise of 24.1% on July 2006. In July 2007, 26.5 million litres of Australian produced white table wine were exported, an increase of 24.3% on June 2007 and also an increase of 14.0% on July 2006. Australian producers exported 48.7 million litres of red and rosé table wine in July 2007, an increase of 26.2% on June 2007 and 30.8% on July 2006.
UNIT VALUE OF WINE EXPORTS
In original terms, 76.9 million litres of wine valued at $282.0m were exported in July 2007, an increase of 25.9% in quantity and 16.6% in value on June 2007. The average value of Australian wine exported in July 2007 was $3.67 per litre, down from $3.96 per litre in June 2007 and up from $3.59 per litre in July 2006.
DIFFERENCES BETWEEN ABS AND AWBC WINE EXPORT FIGURES
The value of wine exports reported in this publication is derived by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) from customs export records and the ABS converts the value on the day of shipment, at the daily conversion rate (see paragraph 10 of the Explanatory Notes for more detail). The Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation (AWBC) also report the value of exports and the exporter makes the conversion when submitting wine for export approval. With the AWBC method, it is expected that some of the conversions will occur at hedged rates. This does not occur with the ABS method. For July, the value reported by the ABS was $282.0m, while the AWBC value was $256.1m. When the Australian exchange rate is moving significantly the alternative methods will result in diverging valuations.
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