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8504.0 - Sales of Australian Wine and Brandy by Winemakers, Dec 2008  
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DECEMBER KEY FIGURES

Dec 2008
Nov 2008 to Dec 2008
Dec 2007 to Dec 2008
'000 L
% change
% change

Trend estimates

Australian produced wine
Domestic wine sales
34 754
-0.2
-3.3
White table wine sales
16 717
-0.4
-4.8
Red and rosé table wine sales
12 723
0.7
-0.5

Seasonally Adjusted

Australian produced wine
Domestic wine sales
35 045
0.9
-2.5
White table wine sales
16 609
-1.6
-4.6
Red and rosé table wine sales
13 058
2.9
1.5


Australian produced wine, Domestic sales
Graph: Australian produced wine, Domestic sales, Seasonally adjusted and Trend

Australian produced wine, Exports - Original
Graph: Australian produced wine, Exports, Original




DECEMBER KEY POINTS


AUSTRALIAN WINE DOMESTIC SALES

DOMESTIC WINE SALES
  • The trend estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced wine was 34.8 million litres in December 2008, a decrease of 0.2% from November 2008.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate was 35.0 million litres this month, up 0.9% from November 2008 and down 2.5% on December last year.


WHITE TABLE WINE
  • The trend estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced white wine was 16.7 million litres this month, 0.4% lower than last month and was 4.8% lower than December 2007.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate was 16.6 million litres in December 2008, down 1.6% from November 2008 and 4.6% lower than December 2007.


RED/ROSÉ TABLE WINE
  • The trend estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced red and rosé wine rose by 0.7% to 12.7 million litres this month but showing a fall of 0.5% on the same month last year.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate was 13.1 million litres in December 2008, an increase of 2.9% on November 2008 and 1.5% higher than December 2007.


AUSTRALIAN WINE EXPORTS
  • Exports of Australian produced wine increased by 34.7% this month to 67.4 million litres. The value of the exported wine in December 2008 was $221.6 million, an increase of 18.6% from last month. Australia exported 700.7 million litres, with a total value of $2.5 billion in the twelve months ending December 2008. This was a fall of 10.2% in volume and a decrease of 15.5% in value over the corresponding period to December 2007.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
January 2009 6 March 2009
February 2009 6 April 2009
March 2009 8 May 2009
April 2009 5 June 2009
May 2009 3 July 2009
June 2009 3 August 2009



DATA NOTES

This release includes revisions to historical data for the domestic sales of Australian wine for white and red/rosé table wine in glass bottles less than two litres.


ROUNDING

Where figures have been rounded, discrepancies may occur between sums of the component items and totals.


INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Paul Sutcliffe on Adelaide (08) 8237 7302.


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