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EXPORTS OF AUSTRALIAN PRODUCED WINE
EXPORTS OF WHITE AND RED/ROSÉ TABLE WINE
In original terms, 55.0 million litres of Australian produced wine were exported in November 2007, a decrease of 18.3% on October 2007 and a fall of 19.4% on November 2006. In November 2007, 18.2 million litres of Australian produced white table wine were exported, a decrease of 14.4% on last month and a decrease of 21.7% on November 2006. Australian producers exported 35.0 million litres of red and rosé table wine in November 2007, a decrease of 19.6% from last month and an 18.9% fall on November 2006.
UNIT VALUE OF WINE EXPORTS
In original terms, the value of the wine exported this month (55.0 million litres) was $227.5m, a decrease of 13.2% in value from October 2007. The average value of Australian wine exported in November 2007 was $4.14 per litre, up from $3.90 per litre last month and up from $3.64 per litre in November 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 November, the value reported by the ABS was $227.5m, while the AWBC value was $206.6m. When the Australian exchange rate is moving significantly the alternative methods will result in diverging valuations.
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