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8504.0 - Sales of Australian Wine and Brandy by Winemakers, Feb 2004  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 05/04/2004   
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FEBRUARY KEY FIGURES


% change
% change
TREND ESTIMATES
February 2004
January 2004 to
February 2003 to
’000 L
February 2004
February 2004

Australian produced wine
Domestic wine sales
34,181
0.3
1.5
White table wine sales
17,183
0.8
1.5
Red and rosé table wine sales
12,149
0.1
0.7

% change
% change
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
February 2004
January 2004 to
February 2003 to
’000 L
February 2004
February 2004

Australian produced wine
Domestic wine sales
35,072
5.7
5.9
White table wine sales
17,519
3.3
6.3
Red and rosé table wine sales
12,421
5.3
5.1

Graph - Australian Produced Wine, Domestic Sales


FEBRUARY KEY POINTS

TREND ESTIMATES

  • The trend estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced wine was 34.2 million litres in February 2004, an increase of 0.3% on January 2004 and 1.5% on February 2003.
  • The trend estimate for domestic sales of white table wine increased 0.8% on January 2004 and 1.5% on February 2003.
  • The trend estimate for domestic sales of red and rosé table wine increased 0.1% on January 2004 and 0.7% on February 2003.


SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced wine was 35.1 million litres in February 2004, an increase of 5.7% on January 2004 and 5.9% on February 2003.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for domestic sales of white table wine increased 3.3% on January 2004 and 6.3% on February 2003.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for domestic sales of red and rosé table wine increased 5.3% on January 2004 and 5.1% on February 2003.


ORIGINAL ESTIMATES
  • In original terms, 29.3 million litres of Australian produced wine was sold domestically by winemakers in February 2004, an increase of 33.5% on January 2004 and 8.0% on February 2003.
  • Exports of Australian produced wine increased 22.4% over January 2004 to 46.8 million litres. Australia exported 558.4 million litres with a value of $2.4 billion in the twelve months ending February 2004, an increase of 15.3% in volume and 0.1% in value over the corresponding period to February 2003.


NOTES


CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

There are no changes in this issue.


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 increased 1.2% on January 2004, but decreased 0.9% on February 2003. The trend series for red and rosé wine sales in glass containers of less than 2 litres increased 0.6% on January 2004 and 0.6% on February 2003.

Graph: Table Wine, Glass Container < 2 Litres



TABLE WINE, SOFT PACK CONTAINERS

The trend series for domestic sales of white table wine in soft packs increased 0.7% on January 2004 and 2.4% on February 2003. The trend series for red and rosé wine in soft packs decreased 0.3% on January 2004 and 0.2% on February 2003.

Graph: Table Wine, Soft Pack Containers



TOTAL WHITE AND RED/ROSÉ TABLE WINE

The trend series for total sales of white table wine increased 0.8% on January 2004 and 1.5% on February 2003. The trend series for total red and rosé wine increased 0.1% on January 2004 and 0.7% on February 2003.
Graph: Total White and Red/Rosé Table Wine


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 $189.4 million were exported in February 2004, an increase of 22.4% in quantity and 20.5% in value on January 2004. The average value of Australian wine exported in February 2004 was $4.04 per litre, down from $4.73 per litre in February 2003.

Graph - Exports of Australian Produced Wine



WINE IMPORTS CLEARED FOR HOME CONSUMPTION

In original terms, 1.0 million litres of wine were imported, down 14.1% in quantity and 18.1% in value on January 2004. The average value of wine cleared for home consumption in February 2004 was $7.38 per litre, down from $8.14 per litre in February 2003.

Graph - Wine Imports Cleared for Home Consumption



DISPOSALS OF AUSTRALIAN PRODUCED WINE AND WINE AVAILABLE FOR CONSUMPTION IN AUSTRALIA

The original data for the December quarter 2003 shows that wine available for consumption in Australia increased 0.7% on the same quarter in 2002. Domestic sales of Australian wine increased 2.2%, but wine imports decreased 25.1%. Total disposals of Australian produced wine increased by 2.0% on the same quarter in 2002 with exports also increasing by 1.1%.


A
B
A + B
C
A + C
Domestic sales
Wine imports
Wine
Exports of
Total disposals
of Australian
cleared for
available
Australian
of Australian
produced
home
for
produced
produced
wine
consumption
consumption
wine
wine
Period
’000 L
’000 L
’000 L
’000 L
’000 L

2000-2001
384,847
12,773
397,620
338,289
723,136
2001-2002
386,232
14,479
400,711
418,390
804,622
2002-2003
402,479
17,112
419,591
518,595
921,074
Dec Qtr 2002
118,328
7,113
125,441
130,247
248,575
Dec Qtr 2003
120,946
5,325
126,271
131,685
253,631



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