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8504.0 - Shipments of Wine and Brandy in Australia by Australian Winemakers and Importers, Sep 2009  
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FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
December 2009 23 February 2010
March 2010 25 May 2010



DATA NOTES

After consultation with key stakeholders, the decision was made to release this publication on a quarterly basis commencing with the 2009 September quarter release. The data in this publication relate to the sales of wine in Australia and to reflect this, the content and title have been changed.

With the move from monthly to quarterly frequency, there has been an observed change in reporting behaviour with respect to the inclusion of bulk wine sales in container type 'All other containers'. A resolution was not reached in time for the September 2009 quarter release and as such users should view the data corresponding to container type 'All other containers' with caution. Revisions to this data may be applied in subsequent releases.

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. Imports 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 or Paul Sutcliffe on Adelaide (08) 8237 7302.


SUMMARY COMMENTARY


AUSTRALIAN TABLE WINE SALES

Total White and Red/Rose Table Wine

For the September quarter 2009 the original estimate for white table wine was 53.4 million litres, which was 12.8% higher than last quarter and 5.5% higher than September quarter 2008. The original estimate for red/rose table wine in September quarter 2009 was 46.7 million litres, which was 17.5% higher than June quarter 2009 and 3.0% higher than September quarter 2008.


Table Wine, Glass Containers Less Than 2 Litres

In September quarter 2009 the original estimate for white table wine in glass containers less than 2 litres was 24.7 million litres, 15.3% higher than June quarter 2009 and 7.8% higher than September quarter 2008. The original September quarter 2009 estimate for red/rose table wine in glass containers less than 2 litres was 25.9 million litres, which was 4.2% higher than June quarter 2009 and 1.0% higher than September quarter 2008.


Table Wine, Soft Pack Containers

September quarter 2009 domestic sales estimate for white wine in soft pack containers was 25.2 million litres, 1.7% higher than June quarter 2009 sales and 7.2% lower than September quarter 2008 sales. Domestic sales of red/rose table wine is soft packs for September quarter 2009 were 17.1 million litres, 20.3% higher than June quarter 2009 and 4.5% higher than September quarter 2008.

Table 1. DOMESTIC SALES OF AUSTRALIAN WINE, By container type

WHITE TABLE WINE
RED AND ROSE TABLE WINE
Glass less than 2 litres
Soft packs(a)
Total(b)
Glass less than 2 litres
Soft packs(a)
Total(b)
Total table wine
Total other wine
Total wine
Period
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L

2006-07
100 391
116 196
218 566
102 126
57 276
162 106
380 672
67 471
448 142
2007-08
93 934
110 367
206 810
95 581
55 336
155 193
362 003
65 514
427 516
2008-09
r96 650
104 362
r204 222
r96 243
56 002
r159 046
r363 268
66 620
r429 886
2008
September Quarter
22 895
27 118
50 674
25 683
16 376
45 324
95 998
16 262
112 259
December Quarter
30 980
27 532
58 959
27 010
14 354
43 500
102 459
23 158
125 616
2009
March Quarter
r21 366
24 969
r47 203
r18 660
11 048
r30 475
r77 678
12 570
r90 248
June Quarter
r21 409
24 743
r47 386
r24 890
14 224
r39 747
r87 133
14 630
r101 763
September Quarter
24 681
25 171
53 436
25 931
17 109
46 697
100 132
19 391
119 523

r revised
(a) Soft pack containers include all collapsible packs, plastic or otherwise.
(b) Components do not add to total. The difference between components and totals is 'Wine in other containers' (see Glossary).



IMPORTS

Wine Imports Cleared for Home Consumption

In original terms, 17.5 million litres of wine valued at $120.2 million were imported in September quarter 2009. This represents an increase of 41.1% in quantity from the previous quarter. The value of imports was 46.2% higher than June quarter 2009. The average value of wine cleared for home consumption in September quarter 2009 was $6.87 per litre up from $6.63 per litre in June quarter 2009.

WINE IMPORTS CLEARED, Original
Graph: WINE IMPORTS CLEARED, Original

Table 2. IMPORTS CLEARED, By wine type

Period
White table
Red/Rosť table
Table wine
Fortified wine
Sparkling wine
Other wine
Total wine

Quantity ('000 L)

2006-07
19 003
6 487
25 490
123
7 000
1 662
34 275
2007-08
31 319
11 260
42 580
159
8 268
2 307
53 313
2008-09
41 128
9 476
50 604
192
9 591
1 843
62 230
2008
September Quarter
10 954
3 101
14 055
28
2 681
524
17 288
December Quarter
15 727
3 132
18 859
41
2 931
489
22 321
2009
March Quarter
6 561
1 674
8 235
69
1 382
541
10 227
June Quarter
r7 886
r1 569
r9 454
54
r2 597
289
r12 394
September Quarter
11 610
2 652
14 262
50
2 699
471
17 482

Value ($'000)

2006-07
155 180
46 720
201 900
1 154
97 533
6 437
307 023
2007-08
222 578
64 581
287 158
1 523
132 353
10 450
431 485
2008-09
270 564
73 706
344 271
1 529
118 910
8 635
473 345
2008
September Quarter
69 255
22 920
92 175
371
38 281
2 072
132 899
December Quarter
105 984
23 725
129 709
429
46 096
2 390
178 624
2009
March Quarter
47 875
12 380
60 255
201
16 414
2 770
79 640
June Quarter
r47 451
r14 682
r62 133
r528
r18 119
1 401
r82 181
September Quarter
66 337
20 854
87 190
516
30 597
1 856
120 160

r revised

Table 3. IMPORTS CLEARED, By selected countries

Period
New Zealand
Italy
France
Portugal
Spain
Chile
Germany
South Africa
Total other countries
Total All Countries

Quantity ('000)

2006-07
18 142
5 544
5 354
482
947
586
901
517
1 802
34 275
2007-08
23 859
7 117
7 087
723
1 167
4 449
557
2 527
5 828
53 313
2008-09
37 014
7 467
7 010
547
1 085
3 197
627
2 350
2 934
62 230
2008
September Quarter
8 311
2 696
2 678
161
383
968
161
642
1 287
17 288
December Quarter
13 150
2 237
2 467
216
382
1 965
178
1 088
639
22 321
2009
March Quarter
6 802
1 305
895
75
183
116
127
62
662
10 227
June Quarter
r8 750
1 229
r969
94
138
148
r162
558
r346
r12 394
September Quarter
12 039
2 041
1 654
156
156
211
130
713
381
17 482

Value ($'000)

2006-07
155 913
32 081
97 134
2 050
4 900
2 439
3 347
1 389
7 769
307 023
2007-08
209 401
40 543
142 906
2 888
7 265
7 284
2 935
5 522
12 740
431 485
2008-09
261 790
49 018
125 805
2 580
7 175
5 562
3 763
7 258
10 393
473 345
2008
September Quarter
61 598
15 681
45 188
730
2 448
1 675
826
1 957
2 797
132 899
December Quarter
101 640
15 161
47 808
960
2 247
2 632
1 156
3 376
3 643
178 624
2009
March Quarter
49 897
9 769
14 858
340
1 336
599
714
232
1 895
79 640
June Quarter
r48 656
8 406
r17 951
549
1 144
656
r1 068
1 693
r2 058
r82 181
September Quarter
67 237
13 492
30 581
791
1 375
1 068
723
2 250
2 643
120 160

r revised



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