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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


ANNUAL EXPORTS OF AUSTRALIAN PRODUCED WINE

The graph below shows that there continues to be strong growth in the quantity of exports of Australian produced wine. Apart from a fall in 1994-95, the 1990s saw a steady increase in Australian wine exported. The 1992-93 period saw Australia export more than 100 million litres of wine for the first time. Six years later in the 1998-99 period, wine exports exceeded 200 million litres of wine for the first time. From this period wine exports grew rapidly, with more than 300 million litres of wine sold to overseas markets during 2000-01, reaching a total export volume of 787.1 million litres in 2006-07. The volume of Australian made wine exported in 2006-07 was 9.3% more than the volume in 2005-06. Further, this export volume for 2006-07 was more than double the volume in 2000-01 and ten times the amount exported in 1991-92.

EXPORTS OF AUSTRALIAN PRODUCED WINE, Annual totals: Original
Graph: Exports of Australian produced wine, Annual Totals, Original




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.

EXPORTS OF TABLE WINE BY TYPE: Original
Graph: Exports of Table wine by Type, Original




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.

UNIT VALUE OF WINE EXPORTS: Original
Graph: Unit Value of Wine Exports, Original




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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