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8504.0 - Shipments of Wine and Brandy in Australia by Australian Winemakers and Importers, Jun 2012  
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NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
September 2012 29 November 2012
December 2012 21 February 2013



DATA NOTES

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 not 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

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.


SUMMARY COMMENTARY


AUSTRALIAN TABLE WINE SALES

Total White and Red/Rosť Table Wine

The June 2012 quarter estimate for white table wine was 48.5 million litres, which was 13.5% lower than the June 2011 quarter estimate. The estimate for red/rosť table wine in the June 2012 quarter was 50.6 million litres, which was 17.1% higher than the June 2011 quarter estimate.


Table Wine, Glass Containers Less Than 2 Litres

The June 2012 quarter estimate for white table wine in glass containers less than 2 litres was 23.2 million litres, which was 21.1% lower than the June 2011 quarter estimate. The June 2012 quarter estimate for red/rosť table wine in glass containers less than 2 litres was 28.9 million litres, which was 0.1% higher than the June 2011 quarter estimate.


Table Wine, Soft Pack Containers

The June 2012 quarter estimate for white wine in soft pack containers was 20.8 million litres, which was 14.1% lower than the June 2011 quarter sales estimate. The estimate of red/rosť table wine in soft packs for the June 2012 quarter was 11.3 million litres, which was 12.6% lower than the June 2011 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

2009-10
102 326
101 706
219 463
102 580
53 848
176 445
395 908
74 871
470 780
2010-11
108 253
98 230
219 217
105 484
49 282
173 074
392 291
71 434
463 724
2011-12
107 459
93 436
214 277
106 126
45 990
173 660
387 937
68 599
456 536
2011
June Quarter
29 380
24 240
56 094
28 866
12 953
43 196
99 290
15 847
115 137
September Quarter
26 354
24 142
54 467
27 497
12 601
43 595
98 062
16 850
114 912
December Quarter
31 981
24 467
58 619
28 637
11 611
44 754
103 373
22 462
125 835
2012
March Quarter
25 936
23 998
52 655
21 102
10 460
34 713
87 368
12 824
100 192
June Quarter
23 188
20 829
48 536
28 890
11 318
50 598
99 134
16 463
115 597

(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

2009-10
395 908
16 297
19 860
20 252
14 014
4 448
445
2010-11
392 291
17 502
19 665
15 711
13 603
4 953
416
2011-12
387 937
15 682
17 746
18 064
12 400
4 710
388
2011
June Quarter
99 290
4 765
3 994
3 121
2 766
1 201
100
September Quarter
98 062
4 587
4 210
4 000
2 919
1 135
99
December Quarter
103 373
3 832
6 742
6 234
4 208
1 447
125
2012
March Quarter
87 368
3 048
3 328
3 040
2 473
936
82
June Quarter
99 134
4 215
3 466
4 790
2 800
1 192
83

(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

2009-10
np
3 351
461
np
4 059
16 297
2010-11
np
4 443
674
np
3 893
17 502
2011-12
np
3 231
377
np
3 647
15 682
2011
June Quarter
np
1 250
156
np
1 068
4 765
September Quarter
np
992
101
np
1 116
4 587
December Quarter
np
843
83
np
927
3 832
2012
March Quarter
np
475
58
np
771
3 048
June Quarter
np
921
135
np
833
4 215

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 June 2012 quarter, 17.3 million litres of wine was imported, valued at $110.6 million. This represents an increase of 41.6% in quantity and an increase of 25.4% in value from the June 2011 quarter estimate. The average value of wine cleared for home consumption in the June 2012 quarter was $6.41 per litre, down from $7.24 in the June 2011 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

2009-10
32 333
8 924
8 358
64 339
448
2010-11
34 081
10 346
8 979
67 008
465
2011-12
40 949
12 354
10 403
82 546
469
2011
June Quarter
7 065
2 370
1 680
12 186
94
September Quarter
9 818
3 317
2 488
23 068
132
December Quarter
11 975
3 424
3 861
27 051
139
2012
March Quarter
8 107
2 650
2 220
15 170
119
June Quarter
11 049
2 964
1 833
17 258
79

(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

2009-10
226 566
71 143
121 925
458 795
14 211
2010-11
227 308
77 924
134 502
470 781
15 861
2011-12
252 213
91 501
144 453
529 731
16 443
2011
June Quarter
44 612
18 194
22 237
88 255
3 377
September Quarter
65 006
27 375
34 408
143 197
4 470
December Quarter
75 461
24 594
61 076
177 277
4 815
2012
March Quarter
54 203
14 706
24 784
98 618
3 686
June Quarter
57 543
24 826
24 186
110 640
3 471

(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)

2009-10
44 442
6 639
568
1 106
6 992
569
659
1 904
1 459
64 340
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
11 182
588
3 763
1 135
1 870
82 547
2011
June Quarter
7 570
1 311
149
249
2 006
116
190
346
248
12 186
September Quarter
16 979
1 726
109
477
2 462
136
124
548
505
23 068
December Quarter
17 972
2 054
138
381
3 648
197
1 695
371
596
27 051
2012
March Quarter
8 930
1 678
177
332
2 847
139
584
130
353
15 170
June Quarter
10 773
1 712
92
477
2 225
116
1 360
86
416
17 258

Value (Customs Value) ($'000)

2009-10
258 758
39 791
2 627
7 474
129 741
3 116
2 751
5 952
8 585
458 796
2010-11
262 353
32 180
2 418
7 781
146 208
3 181
3 203
4 394
9 065
470 781
2011-12
299 171
34 677
2 318
8 720
162 380
3 276
4 528
3 125
11 536
529 732
2011
June Quarter
48 821
6 764
762
1 619
26 230
562
751
906
1 841
88 255
September Quarter
83 575
9 087
479
2 991
41 882
675
474
1 425
2 609
143 197
December Quarter
93 552
9 778
817
2 081
62 653
1 210
2 812
1 048
3 326
177 277
2012
March Quarter
58 550
7 225
636
1 889
26 078
759
811
372
2 297
98 618
June Quarter
63 494
8 587
386
1 759
31 767
632
431
280
3 304
110 640

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



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