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8504.0 - Shipments of Wine and Brandy in Australia by Australian Winemakers and Importers, September 2010  
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FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
December 2010 24 February 2011
March 2011 24 May 2011



DATA NOTES

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. Significant revisions have been made to the period spanning September 2008 quarter to June 2009 quarter inclusive. 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. 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 Jason Atkinson on Adelaide (08) 8237 7334.


SUMMARY COMMENTARY


AUSTRALIAN TABLE WINE SALES

Total White and Red/Rosť Table Wine

The September 2010 quarter estimate for white table wine was 52.0 million litres, which was 3.2% lower than the September 2009 quarter estimate. The September 2010 quarter estimate for red/rosť table wine was 48.3 million litres, which was 2.5% lower than the September 2009 quarter estimate.


Table Wine, Glass Containers Less Than 2 Litres

The September 2010 quarter estimate for white table wine in glass containers less than 2 litres was 24.3 million litres, which was 2.6% lower than the September 2009 quarter estimate. The September 2010 quarter estimate for red/rosť table wine in glass containers less than 2 litres was 27.3 million litres, which was 3.6% lower than the September 2009 quarter estimate.


Table Wine, Soft Pack Containers

The September 2010 quarter estimate for white wine in soft pack containers was 24.5 million litres, which was 2.8% lower than the September 2009 quarter sales estimate. The September 2010 quarter estimate of red/rosť table wine in soft packs was 13.8 million litres, which was 19.5% lower than the September 2009 quarter estimate.

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

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
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L

2007-08
93 934
110 367
212 333
95 581
55 336
160 847
373 181
65 514
438 694
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
2009
September Quarter
24 939
25 171
53 694
28 302
17 109
49 512
103 205
19 393
122 599
December Quarter
33 144
25 452
61 826
28 561
12 395
48 430
110 256
27 058
137 314
2010
March Quarter
24 009
25 640
53 415
20 299
10 837
34 875
88 290
13 377
101 667
June Quarter
20 234
25 443
50 528
25 418
13 507
43 628
94 157
15 043
109 200
September Quarter
24 290
24 477
51 955
27 285
13 774
48 258
100 213
17 561
117 774

(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).

Table 2. DOMESTIC SALES OF WINE AND BRANDY BY WINEMAKERS

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

2007-08
373 181
17 183
21 655
r16 175
8 479
3 258
508
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
2009
September Quarter
103 205
4 521
4 660
6 155
3 192
866
118
December Quarter
110 256
4 307
8 022
8 238
4 907
1 584
147
2010
March Quarter
88 290
3 091
3 546
2 843
2 951
946
72
June Quarter
94 157
4 378
3 632
3 016
2 964
1 052
107
September Quarter
100 213
4 738
4 532
3 566
3 204
1 521
98

r revised
(a) Spritzig table wines are included in table wine.
(b) See Glossary.
(c) Quantities on which excise duty was paid.

Table 3. DOMESTIC SALES OF FORTIFIED WINE BY WINEMAKERS

Sherry in
glass less
than 2 litres
Port in
glass less
than 2 litres
Other in
glass less
than 2 litres
(a)
Soft
packs
(b)
All other
containers
(c)
Total
fortified
wine
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L

2007-08
1 802
3 429
401
7 330
4 217
17 183
2008-09
np
3 265
361
np
4 208
16 283
2009-10
np
3 351
461
np
4 059
16 297
2009
September Quarter
np
917
87
np
1 165
4 521
December Quarter
np
967
172
np
1 074
4 307
2010
March Quarter
np
580
82
np
754
3 091
June Quarter
np
887
120
np
1 066
4 378
September Quarter
np
1 002
174
np
1 102
4 738

np not available for publication but included in totals where applicable, unless otherwise indicated
(a) Includes muscat, madiera, tokay and white port.
(b) Includes all collapsible packs whether plastic or of other material.
(c) Includes tankers, cans and rigid containers including glass 2 litres and over.



IMPORTS

Wine Imports Cleared for Home Consumption

In the September 2010 quarter, 17.1 million litres of wine were imported, valued at $125.5 million. This represents a decrease of 2.2% in quantity and and an increase of 4.5% in value from the September 2009 quarter estimate. The average value of wine cleared for home consumption in the September 2010 quarter was $7.34 per litre, up from $6.87 in the September 2009 quarter.

Wine imports cleared
Graph: Wine imports by type

Table 4. IMPORTS CLEARED, by wine type

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

Quantity ('000 L)

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
2009-10
r44 940
9 238
r54 177
363
8 356
1 389
r64 286
2009
September Quarter
11 610
2 652
14 262
50
2 699
471
17 482
December Quarter
15 322
2 623
17 946
76
2 986
515
21 522
2010
March Quarter
8 942
1 793
10 736
38
1 502
179
12 455
June Quarter
r9 064
2 169
r11 234
199
1 169
225
r12 827
September Quarter
11 249
3 377
14 626
36
2 150
294
17 106

Value (Customs Value) ($'000)

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
2009-10
r256 469
r72 225
r328 694
1 944
121 925
6 205
r458 769
2009
September Quarter
66 337
20 854
87 190
516
30 612
1 856
120 174
December Quarter
91 850
22 322
114 173
588
52 504
2 464
169 730
2010
March Quarter
49 113
13 310
62 423
313
20 434
823
83 993
June Quarter
r49 169
r15 739
r64 909
527
18 376
1 061
r84 872
September Quarter
65 644
25 145
90 789
324
33 299
1 116
125 527

r revised

Table 5. IMPORTS CLEARED, by selected countries

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

Quantity ('000 L)

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
2009-10
r44 442
6 607
6 982
567
1 107
659
570
1 903
1 449
r64 286
2009
September Quarter
12 039
2 041
1 654
156
156
211
130
713
381
17 482
December Quarter
14 957
1 972
2 707
174
495
293
178
402
344
21 522
2010
March Quarter
8 895
1 301
1 126
154
196
87
132
344
219
12 455
June Quarter
r8 551
1 293
1 495
83
259
68
129
445
505
r12 827
September Quarter
11 145
1 703
2 303
178
358
198
149
453
619
17 106

Value (Customs Value) ($'000)

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
2009-10
r258 758
39 790
129 741
2 627
7 474
2 751
3 116
5 952
r8 559
r458 769
2009
September Quarter
67 237
13 492
30 596
791
1 375
1 068
723
2 250
2 643
120 174
December Quarter
92 346
11 973
55 856
832
3 184
1 034
961
1 346
2 197
169 730
2010
March Quarter
51 174
7 344
20 053
673
1 324
378
726
1 056
1 263
83 993
June Quarter
r48 001
6 982
23 236
331
1 591
271
706
1 300
r2 455
r84 872
September Quarter
68 059
8 504
40 044
544
2 055
963
827
1 447
3 085
125 527

r revised



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