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8504.0 - Shipments of Wine and Brandy in Australia by Australian Winemakers and Importers, Mar 2012  
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NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
June 2012 23 August 2012
September 2012 29 November 2012



DATA NOTES

There have been recent changes to the Harmonised Tariff Item Statistical Codes (HTISC) as of 1 January 2012. As a result of these changes the amount of data available for imports has decreased. For more information about the HTISC changes affecting this publication see Chapter 22 - Beverages, spirits and vinegar in the Combined Australian Customs Tariff Nomenclature and Statistical Classification available at the Australian Customs and Boarder Protective Service website: http://www.customs.gov.au, or refer to Information paper: Changes to AHECC and Customs Tariff, 2012 (cat. no. 5368.0.55.017).

Another change implemented this quarter is an increase in coverage. An additional 16 providers have been added to the survey for the March 2012 quarter.

A significant change was observed in the reporting of bulk wine sales between the June 2009 quarter and September 2009 quarter; however, the total impact is unquantifiable. Users should view quarterly movements during this period with caution.

From the September quarter 2009, data relating to the export of Australian produced wine is no longer included in this publication. Information regarding export data can be obtained by contacting the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.

Due to the seasonal nature of the data, quarterly movements are no longer included in commentary.

Further information on domestic sales and imports data is available by downloading the time-series (original) spreadsheets:
  • 1. Domestic Sales of Australian Wine, by container type
  • 2. Domestic Sales of Australian Wine and Brandy by Winemakers
  • 3. Domestic Sales of Australian Fortified Wine by Winemakers
  • 4. Imports Cleared, by Wine Type
  • 5. Total Wine Imports (Excluding Brandy) Cleared, by Selected Countries


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.


SUMMARY COMMENTARY


AUSTRALIAN TABLE WINE SALES

Total White and Red/Rosť Table Wine

The March 2012 quarter estimate for white table wine was 52.7 million litres, which was 6.9% higher than the March 2011 quarter estimate. The estimate for red/rosť table wine in the March 2012 quarter was 34.7 million litres, which was 6.2% higher than the March 2011 quarter estimate.


Table Wine, Glass Containers Less Than 2 Litres

The March 2012 quarter estimate for white table wine in glass containers less than 2 litres was 26.0 million litres, which was 14.1% higher than the March 2011 quarter estimate. The March 2012 quarter estimate for red/rosť table wine in glass containers less than 2 litres was 21.1 million litres, which was 8.7% higher than the March 2011 quarter estimate.


Table Wine, Soft Pack Containers

The March 2012 quarter estimate for white wine in soft pack containers was 24.0 million litres, which was 2.6% higher than the March 2011 quarter sales estimate. The estimate of red/rosť table wine in soft packs for the March 2012 quarter was 10.5 million litres, which was 2.9% higher than the March 2011 quarter estimate.

Table 1. DOMESTIC SALES OF AUSTRALIAN WINE, by wine containers

WHITE TABLE WINE
RED AND ROSE TABLE WINE
Glass
<2L
Soft
packs
Total(a)
Glass
<2L
Soft
packs
Total(a)
Total
table
wine
Total
other
wine
Total
wine
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L

2008-09
96 650
104 362
212 425
96 243
56 002
170 745
383 172
66 620
449 790
2009-10
102 326
101 706
219 463
102 580
53 848
176 445
395 908
74 871
470 780
2010-11
108 482
98 230
219 441
105 484
49 282
173 074
392 515
71 434
463 948
2011
March Quarter
22 801
23 395
49 305
19 442
10 165
32 714
82 019
13 118
95 136
June Quarter
29 609
24 240
56 318
28 866
12 953
43 196
99 514
15 847
115 361
September Quarter
26 354
24 142
54 467
27 497
12 601
43 595
98 062
16 850
114 912
December Quarter
31 981
24 467
58 619
28 637
11 611
44 754
103 373
22 462
125 835
2012
March Quarter
26 008
23 998
52 730
21 127
10 460
34 738
87 468
12 829
100 296

(a) Components do not add to total. The difference between components and totals is wine in 'Other containers' (see Glossary).

Table 2. DOMESTIC SALES OF WINE AND BRANDY BY WINEMAKERS

Table
Fortified
Sparkling -
Bottle
fermentation
(a)
Sparkling -
Bulk
fermentation
(a)
Carbonated
Other
wine
products
Brandy(b)
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L al

2008-09
383 172
16 283
20 770
15 745
9 726
4 090
486
2009-10
395 908
16 297
19 860
20 252
14 014
4 448
445
2010-11
392 515
17 502
19 665
15 711
13 603
4 953
416
2011
March Quarter
82 019
3 417
3 567
2 528
2 742
864
85
June Quarter
99 514
4 765
3 994
3 121
2 766
1 201
100
September Quarter
98 062
4 587
4 210
4 000
2 919
1 135
99
December Quarter
103 373
3 832
6 742
6 234
4 208
1 447
125
2012
March Quarter
87 468
3 048
3 332
3 040
2 473
936
82

(a) Spritzig table wines are included in table wine
(b) Quantities on which excise duty was paid

Table 3. DOMESTIC SALES OF FORTIFIED WINE BY WINEMAKERS

Cream,
crusted/crusting
and solera
fortified in
glass <2L
Vintage, ruby
and tawny
fortified in
glass <2L
Other
fortified in
glass <2L
Soft
packs
Other
containers
Total
fortified
wine
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L

2008-09
np
3 265
361
np
4 208
16 283
2009-10
np
3 351
461
np
4 059
16 297
2010-11
np
4 443
674
np
3 893
17 502
2011
March Quarter
np
912
138
np
692
3 417
June Quarter
np
1 250
156
np
1 068
4 765
September Quarter
np
992
101
np
1 116
4 587
December Quarter
np
843
83
np
927
3 832
2012
March Quarter
np
474
59
np
771
3 048

np not available for publication but included in totals where applicable, unless otherwise indicated



IMPORTS

Wine Imports (Excluding Brandy) Cleared for Home Consumption

In the March 2012 quarter, 15.6 million litres of wine were imported, valued at $98.6 million. This represents an increase of 22.8% in quantity and an increase of 15.8% in value from the March 2011 quarter estimate. The average value of wine cleared for home consumption in the March 2012 quarter was $6.31 per litre, down from $6.69 in the March 2011 quarter.

Total wine imports (excluding brandy)
Graph: Total wine imports (excluding brandy)

Table 4. IMPORTS CLEARED, quantity by wine type

White
table wine
<2L
(a)
Red/Rosť
table wine
<2L
Sparkling
Total wine
(excluding
brandy)
(b)
Brandy
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L al

2008-09
31 951
8 766
9 594
62 236
462
2009-10
32 333
8 924
8 358
64 339
448
2010-11
34 081
10 346
8 979
67 008
465
2011
March Quarter
6 968
2 227
1 853
12 734
76
June Quarter
7 065
2 370
1 680
12 186
94
September Quarter
9 818
3 317
2 488
23 068
132
December Quarter
12 034
3 478
3 861
27 163
139
2012
March Quarter
8 345
2 836
2 260
15 635
119

(a) White table wine <2L includes carbonated wine
(b) Total wine (excluding brandy) includes grape wine and grape wine product

Table 5. IMPORTS CLEARED, customs value by wine type

White
table wine
<2L
(a)
Red/Rosť
table wine
<2L
Sparkling
Total wine
(excluding
brandy)
(b)
Brandy
$'000
$'000
$'000
$'000
$'000

2008-09
249 579
72 653
118 910
473 362
13 068
2009-10
226 566
71 143
121 925
458 795
14 211
2010-11
227 308
77 924
134 502
470 781
15 861
2011
March Quarter
45 096
14 943
20 822
85 141
2 673
June Quarter
44 612
18 194
22 237
88 255
3 377
September Quarter
65 006
27 375
34 408
143 197
4 470
December Quarter
75 498
24 594
61 076
177 314
4 815
2012
March Quarter
54 207
14 706
24 784
98 619
3 686

(a) White table wine <2L includes carbonated wine
(b) Total wine (excluding brandy) includes grape wine and grape wine product

Table 6. TOTAL WINE IMPORTS CLEARED, by selected countries(a)

New
Zealand
Italy
Portugal
Spain
France
Germany
Chile
South
Africa
Total
other
countries
Total all
countries

Quantity ('000 L)

2008-09
37 013
7 467
546
1 086
7 011
628
3 197
2 350
2 937
62 236
2009-10
44 442
6 639
568
1 106
6 992
569
659
1 904
1 459
64 340
2010-11
45 445
6 688
637
1 303
8 638
587
751
1 430
1 531
67 009
2011
March Quarter
8 067
1 604
152
234
1 598
142
158
392
389
12 734
June Quarter
7 570
1 311
149
249
2 006
116
190
346
248
12 186
September Quarter
16 979
1 726
109
477
2 462
136
124
548
505
23 068
December Quarter
17 979
2 054
138
381
3 753
197
1 695
371
596
27 163
2012
March Quarter
8 930
1 678
177
332
3 312
139
584
130
353
15 635

Value (Customs Value) ($'000)

2008-09
261 791
49 017
2 579
7 175
125 805
3 764
5 562
7 258
10 411
473 362
2009-10
258 758
39 791
2 627
7 474
129 741
3 116
2 751
5 952
8 585
458 796
2010-11
262 353
32 180
2 418
7 781
146 208
3 181
3 203
4 394
9 065
470 781
2011
March Quarter
50 505
7 222
508
1 259
20 999
753
636
1 239
2 020
85 141
June Quarter
48 821
6 764
762
1 619
26 230
562
751
906
1 841
88 255
September Quarter
83 575
9 087
479
2 991
41 882
675
474
1 425
2 609
143 197
December Quarter
93 589
9 778
817
2 081
62 653
1 210
2 812
1 048
3 326
177 314
2012
March Quarter
58 550
7 225
636
1 886
26 081
759
811
373
2 297
98 619

(a) Total wine (excluding brandy) includes grape wine and grape wine product



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