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8504.0 - Shipments of Wine and Brandy in Australia by Australian Winemakers and Importers, March 2014  
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FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
June 2014 21 August 2014



DATA NOTES

After the June 2014 release, scheduled for 21 August 2014, the ABS will cease production of this publication and all associated spreadsheets.

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).

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.

Estimates of bulk wines sales, observable in the Table Wine, Other Containers categories should be interpreted with caution due to data quality concerns.

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

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SUMMARY COMMENTARY


AUSTRALIAN TABLE WINE SALES

Total White and Red/Rosť Table Wine

The March 2014 quarter estimate for white table wine was 52.9 million litres, which was 1.2% higher than the March 2013 quarter estimate. The estimate for red/rosť table wine in the March 2014 quarter was 34.9 million litres, which was 2.4% less than the March 2013 quarter estimate.


Table Wine, Glass Containers Less Than 2 Litres

The March 2014 quarter estimate for white table wine in glass containers less than 2 litres was 26.7 million litres, which was 5.1% less than the March 2013 quarter estimate. The March 2014 quarter estimate for red/rosť table wine in glass containers less than 2 litres was 22.8 million litres, which was 3.8% lower than the March 2013 quarter estimate.


Table Wine, Soft Pack Containers

The March 2014 quarter estimate for white wine in soft pack containers was 22.3 million litres, which was 21.4% higher than the March 2013 quarter sales estimate. The estimate of red/rosť table wine in soft packs for the March 2014 quarter was 8.8 million litres, which was 5.9% higher than the March 2013 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

2010-11
108 253
98 230
219 217
105 484
49 282
173 074
392 291
71 434
463 724
2011-12
109 541
93 440
215 533
108 786
45 994
173 209
388 742
68 558
457 300
2012-13
113 555
79 356
209 901
119 023
40 253
174 877
384 777
68 170
452 946
2013
March Quarter
28 141
18 359
52 269
23 719
8 340
35 748
88 017
14 157
102 174
June Quarter
25 832
20 816
50 031
31 381
10 833
46 066
96 097
15 493
111 589
September Quarter
29 048
21 692
53 551
31 764
11 222
46 654
100 206
16 000
116 206
December Quarter
35 571
22 693
60 236
32 540
10 204
44 875
105 111
23 654
128 575
2014
March Quarter
26 709
22 284
52 921
22 817
8 829
34 902
87 823
14 578
102 401

(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

2010-11
392 291
17 502
19 665
15 711
13 603
4 953
416
2011-12
388 742
15 748
18 369
17 337
12 399
4 710
388
2012-13
384 777
14 719
17 688
18 153
12 395
5 211
364
2013
March Quarter
88 017
2 827
3 654
3 369
3 379
927
71
June Quarter
96 097
3 696
3 314
4 336
2 449
1 697
73
September Quarter
100 206
3 894
4 262
3 649
3 038
1 157
94
December Quarter
105 111
3 571
7 364
5 551
5 649
1 518
113
2014
March Quarter
87 823
2 837
3 680
3 415
3 532
1 113
60

(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

2010-11
1 657
4 443
674
6 838
3 893
17 502
2011-12
1 513
3 299
377
6 913
3 647
15 748
2012-13
1 429
3 281
398
6 531
3 081
14 719
2013
March Quarter
np
523
50
np
621
2 827
June Quarter
334
793
99
1 798
673
3 696
September Quarter
np
853
80
np
791
3 894
December Quarter
np
958
110
np
494
3 571
2014
March Quarter
np
471
84
np
609
2 837

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 2014 quarter, 16.3 million litres of wine were imported, valued at $129.7 million. This represents a 2.2% fall in quantity and an increase of 17.9% in value from the March 2013 quarter estimate. The average value of wine cleared for home consumption in the March 2014 quarter was $7.93 per litre, up from $6.58 in the March 2013 quarter.

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

2010-11
34 081
10 346
8 979
67 008
465
2011-12
39 659
12 341
10 402
81 241
469
2012-13
40 112
15 352
12 287
84 331
470
2013
March Quarter
8 111
3 264
2 708
16 713
84
June Quarter
8 682
3 428
2 378
16 484
67
September Quarter
9 872
4 002
2 994
20 624
75
December Quarter
14 604
4 344
4 226
29 696
165
2014
March Quarter
8 450
3 183
2 482
16 348
126

(a) White 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

2010-11
227 308
77 924
134 502
470 781
15 861
2011-12
252 321
91 503
144 450
529 838
16 443
2012-13
259 899
106 620
165 906
576 683
12 973
2013
March Quarter
51 681
19 583
30 625
110 033
2 380
June Quarter
58 266
28 806
28 567
122 026
1 975
September Quarter
67 722
35 060
42 401
158 816
2 898
December Quarter
101 446
30 296
66 209
219 038
6 735
2014
March Quarter
60 465
23 591
38 079
129 706
4 509

(a) White 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)

2010-11
45 445
6 688
637
1 303
8 638
587
751
1 430
1 531
67 009
2011-12
54 654
7 170
516
1 667
11 147
588
2 494
1 135
1 869
81 241
2012-13
51 075
8 885
658
2 282
13 991
908
989
3 447
2 095
84 332
2013
March Quarter
9 549
2 190
162
567
2 888
229
265
411
452
16 713
June Quarter
9 950
1 878
176
441
2 760
258
141
336
543
16 484
September Quarter
13 186
1 749
155
699
3 657
170
180
247
582
20 624
December Quarter
20 318
2 675
211
687
4 093
226
576
329
581
29 694
2014
March Quarter
9 739
2 065
189
639
2 727
183
195
115
497
16 348

Value (Customs Value) ($'000)

2010-11
262 353
32 180
2 418
7 781
146 208
3 181
3 203
4 394
9 065
470 781
2011-12
299 274
34 677
2 318
8 728
162 377
3 276
4 528
3 125
11 535
529 839
2012-13
302 262
42 041
3 217
11 516
190 432
5 222
3 945
5 425
12 625
576 683
2013
March Quarter
58 199
10 054
889
2 664
32 707
1 445
1 134
468
2 473
110 033
June Quarter
65 914
9 953
1 011
2 292
36 207
1 457
573
913
3 706
122 026
September Quarter
82 827
10 350
621
3 624
55 649
851
642
747
3 505
158 816
December Quarter
122 793
15 100
1 049
3 945
67 745
1 356
2 264
1 054
3 732
219 038
2014
March Quarter
65 489
11 957
680
3 764
41 893
1 186
839
405
3 491
129 706

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



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