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8504.0 - Sales of Australian Wine and Brandy by Winemakers, Nov 2006  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 10/01/2007   
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NOVEMBER KEY FIGURES

Nov 2006
Oct 2006 to Nov 2006
Nov 2005 to Nov 2006
'000 L
% change
% change

Trend estimates

Australian produced wine
Domestic wine sales
37 001
0.1
3.1
White table wine sales
18 164
-0.8
3.1
Red and rosé table wine sales
13 034
0.7
0.4

Seasonally Adjusted

Australian produced wine
Domestic wine sales
35 716
-3.8
-0.5
White table wine sales
16 971
-7.9
-3.4
Red and rosé table wine sales
13 247
4.5
0.8

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



NOVEMBER KEY POINTS


TREND ESTIMATES

  • The trend estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced wine increased 0.1% in November 2006.
  • The trend estimate for domestic sales of white table wine decreased by 0.8% in November 2006. The trend for red and rosé table wine increased 0.7% on October 2006.
  • The trend estimate for other wine increased 2.0% in November 2006.


SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced wine was 35.7 million litres in November 2006, a decrease of 3.8% on October 2006.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for white table wine decreased 7.9% on October 2006, while red and rosé table wine increased 4.5%.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for other wine decreased 8.9% in November 2006.


ORIGINAL ESTIMATES
  • In original terms, 44.4 million litres of Australian produced wine were sold domestically by winemakers in November 2006, an increase of 9.4% on October 2006, but a decrease of 4.5% on November 2005.
  • Exports of Australian produced wine in November 2006 increased 9.6% on October 2006 to 68.9 million litres. Australia exported 753.0 million litres with a value of $2.7 billion in the twelve months ending November 2006, an increase of 9.6% in volume, but a decrease of 0.4% in value over the corresponding period to November 2005.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
December 2006 7 February 2007
January 2007 6 March 2007
February 2007 4 April 2007
March 2007 9 May 2007
April 2007 6 June 2007
May 2007 5 July 2007



CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

There are no changes in this issue.



DATA NOTES

There are no data notes in this issue.



ROUNDING

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



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DOMESTIC AUSTRALIAN TABLE WINE SALES TREND


TOTAL WHITE AND RED/ROSÉ TABLE WINE

The trend estimate for white table wine decreased 0.8% in November 2006. This was the second consecutive month of decline, after increases in the previous thirteen months. The trend estimate for total red and rosé wine sales increased 0.7% on October 2006, the sixth consecutive monthly of increase.

TOTAL WHITE AND RED/ROSÉ TABLE WINE: Trend
Graph: Total White and Red and Rosé Table wine, Trend




TABLE WINE, GLASS CONTAINER LESS THAN 2 LITRES

The trend estimate for sales of white table wine in glass containers of less than 2 litres decreased 1.3% on October 2006. The trend estimate for red and rosé wine sales in glass containers of less than 2 litres increased 0.5% in November 2006, the eighth consecutive month of increase.

TABLE WINE, Glass container less than 2 litres: Trend
Graph: Table wine, Glass container less than 2 litres, Trend




TABLE WINE, SOFT PACK CONTAINERS

The trend estimate for domestic sales of white table wine in soft packs decreased 0.6% on October 2006. The trend estimate for red and rosé wine sales in soft packs increased 1.0% in November 2006, the third consecutive month of increase.

TABLE WINE, Soft pack containers: Trend
Graph: Table wine, Soft pack containers, Trend




EXPORTS OF AUSTRALIAN PRODUCED WINE


ANNUAL EXPORTS OF AUSTRALIAN PRODUCED WINE

The graph below shows that there has been steady growth in the quantity of exports of Australian produced wine over the last fifteen years. In 1990-91, 54.2 million litres of wine were exported. Exports grew rapidly to over 100 million litres in 1992-93 and between 1998-99 and 1999-2000 grew 41.8% to reach 284.9 million litres. Over the next three years there were rises of 18.7%, 23.7% and 24.0% respectively. Wine exports increased 12.7% in 2003-04 to 584.3 million litres and then rose 14.6% in 2004-05 to 669.7 million litres. Wine exports continued to rise in 2005-06, reaching 722.0 million litres, a 7.8% increase on 2004-05.

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, 68.9 million litres of Australian produced wine were exported in November 2006, an increase of 9.6% on October 2006 and 45.4% on November 2005. In November 2006, 23.5 million litres of Australian produced white table wine were exported, a decrease of 0.1% on October 2006, but an increase of 43.1% on November 2005. Australian exporters exported 43.5 million litres of red and rosé table wine in November 2006, an increase of 17.6% on October 2006 and 48.6% on November 2005.

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




UNIT VALUE OF WINE EXPORTS

In original terms, 68.9 million litres of wine valued at $251.2m were exported in November 2006, an increase of 9.6% in quantity and 8.0% in value on October 2006. The average value of Australian wine exported in November 2006 was $3.65 per litre, down from $3.86 per litre in November 2005 and $3.70 per litre in October 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 November, the value reported by the ABS was $251.2m, while the AWBC value was $221.6m. When the Australian exchange rate is moving significantly the alternative methods will result in diverging valuations.



IMPORTS AND DISPOSALS OF AUSTRALIAN PRODUCED WINE


WINE IMPORTS CLEARED FOR HOME CONSUMPTION

In original terms, 4.3 million litres of wine, valued at $39.1 million were imported in November 2006, an increase of 6.9% in quantity and 6.8% in value on October 2006. The average value of wine imports cleared for home consumption in November 2006 was $9.01 per litre, up from $7.70 per litre in November 2005.

WINE IMPORTS CLEARED: Original
Graph: Wine Imports Cleared, Original




DISPOSALS OF AUSTRALIAN PRODUCED WINE AND WINE AVAILABLE FOR CONSUMPTION IN AUSTRALIA

The original data for the September quarter 2006 shows that wine available for consumption in Australia increased 4.5% on the same quarter in 2005. Domestic sales of Australian wine increased 3.7%, and wine imports increased 18.8%. Total disposals of Australian produced wine increased by 6.5% on the same quarter in 2005 with exports increasing by 8.1%.

Domestic
sales of
Australian
produced
wine (A)
Wine imports
cleared for
home
consumption
(B)
Wine
available
for
consumption
(A + B)
Exports of
Australian
produced
wine
(C)
Total disposals
of Australian
produced wine
(A + C)
Period
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L

2003-04
417 378
18 737
436 115
584 319
1 001 697
2004-05
430 131
22 139
452 270
669 720
1 099 851
2005-06
431 099
r27 165
r458 264
r721 771
r1 152 870
Sep qtr 2005
113 172
6 240
119 412
188 715
301 887
Sep qtr 2006
117 385
r7 416
r124 801
r204 063
r321 448

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