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8504.0 - Sales of Australian Wine and Brandy by Winemakers, Sep 2004  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 03/11/2004   
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

September 2004
Aug 2004 to Sep 2004
Sep 2003 to Sep 2004
'000 L
% change
% change

Trend estimates

Australian produced wine
Domestic wine sales
35,294
0.2
3.3
White table wine sales
17,315
-0.4
2.1
Red and rosé table wine sales
12,573
0.6
4.0

Seasonally Adjusted

Australian produced wine
Domestic wine sales
34,620
-7.1
-0.7
White table wine sales
17,070
-5.9
-1.4
Red and rosé table wine sales
12,070
-11.4
-3.9

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



SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS


TREND ESTIMATES

  • The trend estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced wine was 35.3 million litres in September 2004, an increase of 0.2% on August 2004, and 3.3% on September 2003.
  • The trend estimate for domestic sales of white table wine decreased 0.4% on August 2004, but increased 2.1% on September 2003. Red and rosé table wine increased 0.6% on August 2004, and 4.0% on September 2003.


SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced wine was 34.6 million litres in September 2004, a decrease of 7.1% on August 2004.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for domestic sales of white table wine decreased 5.9% on August 2004, while red and rosé table wine decreased 11.4% on August 2004.


ORIGINAL ESTIMATES
  • In original terms, 36.4 million litres of Australian produced wine was sold domestically by winemakers in September 2004, a decrease of 1.9% on August 2004, but an increase of 1.0% on September 2003.
  • Exports of Australian produced wine increased marginally on August 2004, to 61.1 million litres in September 2004. Australia exported 610.2 million litres with a value of $2.6 billion in the twelve months ending September 2004, an increase of 14.3% in volume and 6.1% in value over the corresponding period to September 2003.


NOTES


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.



ANNUAL PRODUCTION AND INVENTORIES UPDATE

Preliminary results are now available from the 2003-04 annual wine collection which covers Australian winemakers who crushed 50 tonnes or more of grapes during the year. Results show a total of 1,375.9 million litres of beverage wine being produced in 2003-04, an increase of 29.9% on the previous year. To produce this wine the winemakers crushed 1,909,430 tonnes of grapes, which was a 36.5% increase on the crush of 2002-03. The 2002-03 crush was affected by drought conditions in most wine-grape growing regions. An estimated 1,130,645 tonnes of red grapes were crushed in 2003-04, while 778,784 tonnes of white grapes were crushed. Preliminary results from the Inventories of Australian Wine and Brandy collection shows that at 30 June 2004, stocks of beverage wine owned by winemakers crushing over 400 tonnes of grapes were 1,795.3 million litres. This represents an increase of 213.4 million litres, or 13.5%, on stocks held at 30 June 2003. Detailed results from the 2003-04 annual wine collections will be included in the publication Australian Wine and Grape Industry, 2004 (cat. no. 1329.0), which is scheduled for release on 27 January 2005.



INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Graeme Thomas on Adelaide (08) 8237 7536.



DOMESTIC AUSTRALIAN TABLE WINE SALES TREND


TOTAL WHITE AND RED/ROSÉ TABLE WINE

The trend estimate for total sales of white table wine decreased 0.4% on August 2004, but increased 2.1% on September 2003. The trend estimate for total red and rosé wine increased 0.6% on August 2004, and 4.0% on September 2003.

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 0.4% on August 2004, but increased 5.1% on September 2003. The trend estimate for red and rosé wine sales in glass containers of less than 2 litres increased 0.1% on August 2004, and 4.1% on September 2003.

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 0.2% on August 2004, but increased 0.2% on September 2003. The trend estimate for red and rosé wine in soft packs increased 1.1% on August 2004, and 1.1% on September 2003.

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 original terms in the quantity of exports of Australian produced wine over the last sixteen years. In 1988-89, 39.0 million litres of wine were exported. Exports gradually grew over the next four years to reach over 100 million litres in 1992-93. By 1998-99 exports had reached 200.9 million litres. Since then there has been rapid growth with 284.9 million litres of wine exported in 1999-2000, a 41.8% rise on 1998-99. Over the following three years there were rises of 18.7%, 23.7% and 24.0% respectively. In 2003-04 exports totalled 584.3 million litres, an increase of 12.7% on 2002-03.

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, 61.1 million litres of Australian produced wine were exported in September 2004, an increase of 0.1% on August 2004, and 27.5% on September 2003. In September 2004, 22.2 million litres of Australian produced white table wine were exported, a decrease of 1.6% on August 2004, but an increase of 16.8% on September 2003. Australia exported 37.1 million litres of Australian produced red and rosé table wine in September 2004, which remains unchanged on August 2004, but an increase of 36.8% on September 2003.

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




UNIT VALUE OF WINE EXPORTS

In original terms, 61.1 million litres of wine valued at $263.3m were exported in September 2004, an increase of 0.1% in quantity and 6.4% in value on August 2004. The average value of Australian wine exported in September 2004 was $4.31 per litre, down from $4.50 per litre in September 2003, but an increase when compared to $4.05 per litre in August 2004.

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 9 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 September, the value reported by the ABS was $263.3m, while the AWBC value was $258.7m. 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, 2.2 million litres of wine were imported, an increase of 31.1% in quantity and 34.6% in value on August 2004. The average value of wine imports cleared for home consumption in September 2004 was $9.65 per litre, up from $8.13 per litre in September 2003.

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 2004 shows that wine available for consumption in Australia increased 2.7% on the same quarter in 2003. Domestic sales of Australian wine increased 2.6% and wine imports increased 5.2%. Total disposals of Australian produced wine increased by 11.3% on the same quarter in 2003 with exports also increasing by 17.6%.

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

2001-02
386,232
14,479
400,711
418,390
804,622
2002-03
402,479
17,112
419,591
518,595
921,074
2003-04
417,378
18,737
436,115
584,316
r1,001,694
Sep Quarter 2003
107,379
5,138
112,517
147,284
254,663
Sep Quarter 2004
110,180
5,405
115,585
173,145
283,325

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