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8504.0 - Shipments of Wine and Brandy in Australia by Australian Winemakers and Importers, March Quarter 2011  
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NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
June 2011 23 August 2011
September 2011 24 November 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 Louise Wilton on Adelaide (08) 8237 7629.


SUMMARY COMMENTARY


AUSTRALIAN TABLE WINE SALES

Total White and Red/Rosť Table Wine

The March 2011 quarter estimate for white table wine was 49.3 million litres, which was 7.7% lower than the March 2010 quarter estimate. The estimate for red/rosť table wine in the March 2011 quarter was 32.7 million litres, which was 6.2% lower than the March 2010 quarter estimate.


Table Wine, Glass Containers Less Than 2 Litres

The March 2011 quarter estimate for white table wine in glass containers less than 2 litres was 22.8 million litres, which was 5.0% lower than the March 2010 quarter estimate. The March 2011 quarter estimate for red/rosť table wine in glass containers less than 2 litres was 19.4 million litres, which was 4.2% lower than the March 2010 quarter estimate.


Table Wine, Soft Pack Containers

The March 2011 quarter estimate for white wine in soft pack containers was 23.4 million litres, which was 8.8 % lower than the March 2010 quarter sales estimate. The estimate of red/rosť table wine in soft packs for the March 2011 quarter was 10.2 million litres, which was 6.2% lower than the March 2010 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
Total(a)
Glass
less than
2 litres
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

2007-08
93 934
110 367
212 333
95 581
55 336
160 847
373 181
66 749
439 929
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
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
24 481
24 477
52 297
28 307
13 774
49 386
101 683
17 585
119 268
December Quarter
31 591
26 118
61 521
28 869
12 390
47 778
109 299
24 884
134 183
2011
March Quarter
22 801
23 395
49 305
19 442
10 165
32 714
82 019
13 118
95 136

(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

2007-08
373 181
17 183
21 655
16 175
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
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
101 683
4 748
4 538
3 573
3 204
1 522
98
December Quarter
109 299
4 572
7 566
6 489
4 891
1 366
133
2011
March Quarter
82 019
3 417
3 567
2 528
2 742
864
85

(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

Sherry in
glass less
than 2 litres
Port in
glass less
than 2 litres
Other fortified in glass less than 2 litres
Soft
packs
Other containers
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
2010
March Quarter
np
580
82
np
754
3 091
June Quarter
np
887
120
np
1 066
4 378
September Quarter
np
1 009
175
np
1 102
4 748
December Quarter
np
1 272
205
np
1 031
4 572
2011
March Quarter
np
912
138
np
692
3 417

np not available for publication but included in totals where applicable, unless otherwise indicated



IMPORTS

Wine Imports Cleared for Home Consumption

In the March 2011 quarter, 12.7 million litres of wine were imported, valued at $85.1 million. This represents an increase of 2.2% in quantity and an increase of 1.4% in value from the March 2010 quarter estimate. The average value of wine cleared for home consumption in the March 2011 quarter was $6.69 per litre, down from $6.74 in the March 2010 quarter.

Wine imports by type
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
44 940
9 238
54 177
363
8 356
1 389
64 286
2010
March Quarter
8 942
1 793
10 736
38
1 502
179
12 455
June Quarter
9 064
2 169
11 234
199
1 169
225
12 827
September Quarter
11 248
3 371
14 619
36
2 150
294
17 100
December Quarter
18 623
2 718
21 341
54
3 292
288
24 975
2011
March Quarter
8 310
2 348
10 658
21
1 853
197
12 729

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
256 469
72 225
328 694
1 944
121 925
6 205
458 769
2010
March Quarter
49 113
13 310
62 423
313
20 434
823
83 993
June Quarter
49 169
15 739
64 909
527
18 376
1 061
84 872
September Quarter
65 736
25 141
90 877
324
33 299
1 117
125 616
December Quarter
91 853
20 303
112 156
470
58 145
981
171 752
2011
March Quarter
48 041
15 324
63 364
164
20 822
780
85 131


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
44 442
6 607
6 982
567
1 107
659
570
1 903
1 449
64 286
2010
March Quarter
8 895
1 301
1 126
154
196
87
132
344
219
12 455
June Quarter
8 551
1 293
1 495
83
259
68
129
445
505
12 827
September Quarter
11 144
1 703
2 297
178
358
198
150
453
619
17 100
December Quarter
18 663
2 070
2 730
158
462
205
179
239
269
24 975
2011
March Quarter
8 067
1 604
1 596
152
234
158
142
392
385
12 729

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
258 758
39 790
129 741
2 627
7 474
2 751
3 116
5 952
8 559
458 769
2010
March Quarter
51 174
7 344
20 053
673
1 324
378
726
1 056
1 263
83 993
June Quarter
48 001
6 982
23 236
331
1 591
271
706
1 300
2 455
84 872
September Quarter
68 151
8 504
40 042
544
2 055
963
828
1 447
3 082
125 616
December Quarter
94 876
9 690
58 937
604
2 848
853
1 038
802
2 105
171 752
2011
March Quarter
50 505
7 222
20 999
508
1 259
636
753
1 239
2 010
85 131




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