8504.0 - Sales of Australian Wine and Brandy by Winemakers, Sep 2003
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ANNUAL PRODUCTION AND INVENTORIES UPDATE
Preliminary results are now available from the 2002-03 annual wine collection which covers Australian winemakers who crushed 50 tonnes or more of grapes during the year. Results show a total of 1,034.6 million litres of beverage wine being produced in 2002-03, a decrease of 13.4% on the previous year. To produce this wine the winemakers crushed 1,391,624 tonnes of grapes which was 13.3% less than the record crush of 2001-02. The fall in the crush followed drought conditions in most wine-grape growing regions. An estimated 798,259 tonnes of red grapes were crushed in 2002-03 while 593,365 tonnes of white grapes were crushed. Preliminary results from the Stocks of Australian Wine and Brandy collection shows that at 30 June 2003 stocks of beverage wine owned by winemakers crushing over 400 tonnes of grapes were 1,537.6 million litres. This represents a fall of 32.6 million litres, or 2.1%, on stocks held at 30 June 2002. Detailed results from the 2002-03 annual wine collections will be included in the publication Australian Wine and Grape Industry, 2003 (cat. no. 1329.0), which is scheduled for release on 28 January 2004.
DOMESTIC AUSTRALIAN TABLE WINE SALES: Trend
TABLE WINE, GLASS CONTAINER < 2 LITRES
The trend series for sales of white table wine in glass containers of less than 2 litres decreased by 0.7% on August 2003 and 0.8% on September 2002. The trend series for red and rosé wine sales in glass containers of less than 2 litres increased by 0.5% on August 2003 and 1.1% on September 2002.
TABLE WINE, SOFT PACK CONTAINERS
The trend series for domestic sales of white table wine in soft packs increased 0.1% on August 2003 and 2.3% on September 2002. The trend series for red and rosé wine in soft packs decreased by 0.1% on August 2003 but increased 0.3% on September 2002.
TOTAL WHITE AND RED/ROSÉ TABLE WINE
The trend series for total sales of white table wine remained unchanged from August 2003 and increased 1.4% on September 2002. The trend series for total red and rosé wine increased by 0.3% on August 2003 and 1.2% on September 2002.
EXPORTS OF AUSTRALIAN PRODUCED WINE AND IMPORTS
EXPORTS OF AUSTRALIAN PRODUCED WINE
In original terms, 46.8 million litres of Australian produced wine valued at $210.5 million were exported in September 2003, a decrease of 12.9% in quantity and 6.2% in value on August 2003. The average value of Australian wine exported in September 2003 was $4.50 per litre, down from $4.99 per litre in September 2002.
WINE IMPORTS CLEARED FOR HOME CONSUMPTION
In original terms, 2.5 million litres of wine were imported, up 53.4% in quantity and 60.2% in value on August 2003. The average value of wine cleared for home consumption in September 2003 was $8.00 per litre, up from $6.95 per litre in September 2002.
DISPOSALS OF AUSTRALIAN PRODUCED WINE AND WINE AVAILABLE FOR CONSUMPTION IN AUSTRALIA
The original data for the September quarter 2003 shows that wine available for consumption in Australia increased 3.9% on the same quarter in 2002. Domestic sales of Australian wine increased 3.4% and wine imports 15.1%. Total disposals of Australian produced wine increased by 7.0% on the same quarter in 2002 with exports increasing by 9.8%.
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