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

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
December 2012 21 February 2013
March 2013 23 May 2013



DATA NOTES

Issues have been identified in the reporting of sales of wine in the "other containers" category of white table wine and red/rose table wine. These issues are being investigated and data may be subject to revision in future releases.

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).

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.


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SUMMARY COMMENTARY


AUSTRALIAN TABLE WINE SALES

Total White and Red/Rosť Table Wine

The September 2012 quarter estimate for white table wine was 50.7 million litres, which was 6.9% lower than the September 2011 quarter estimate. The estimate for red/rosť table wine in the September 2012 quarter was 49.0 million litres, which was 12.5% higher than the September 2011 quarter estimate.


Table Wine, Glass Containers Less Than 2 Litres

The September 2012 quarter estimate for white table wine in glass containers less than 2 litres was 26.5 million litres, which was 0.4% higher than the September 2011 quarter estimate. The September 2012 quarter estimate for red/rosť table wine in glass containers less than 2 litres was 31.7 million litres, which was 15.3% higher than the September 2011 quarter estimate.


Table Wine, Soft Pack Containers

The September 2012 quarter estimate for white wine in soft pack containers was 20.0 million litres, which was 17.3% lower than the September 2011 quarter sales estimate. The estimate of red/rosť table wine in soft packs for the September 2012 quarter was 11.4 million litres, which was 9.8% lower than the September 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
107 421
93 440
214 831
105 991
45 994
171 664
386 495
67 846
454 341
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
52 715
21 102
10 460
34 796
87 511
12 824
100 335
June Quarter
23 150
20 833
49 029
28 755
11 322
48 520
97 549
15 710
113 259
September Quarter
26 466
19 969
50 724
31 704
11 365
49 029
99 752
15 810
115 562

(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
386 495
15 680
17 744
17 317
12 399
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
87 511
3 048
3 328
3 040
2 473
936
82
June Quarter
97 549
4 213
3 464
4 043
2 799
1 192
83
September Quarter
99 752
4 215
3 700
4 033
2 683
1 178
96

(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
1 623
3 351
461
6 805
4 059
16 297
2010-11
1 657
4 443
674
6 838
3 893
17 502
2011-12
1 513
3 230
377
6 913
3 647
15 680
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
920
135
np
833
4 213
September Quarter
np
915
119
np
930
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 September 2012 quarter, 23.1 million litres of wine were imported, valued at $141.8 million. This represents an increase of 0.1% in quantity and a decrease of 0.9% in value from the September 2011 quarter estimate. The average value of wine cleared for home consumption in the September 2012 quarter was $6.14 per litre, down from $6.21 in the September 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
10 401
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
1 832
17 257
79
September Quarter
10 548
4 088
2 697
23 096
122

(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
252 202
91 502
144 451
529 720
16 442
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
57 532
24 827
24 183
110 628
3 471
September Quarter
64 132
29 245
34 105
141 840
3 666

(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
1 869
82 546
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
415
17 257
September Quarter
14 194
1 934
120
564
3 831
164
232
1 522
535
23 096

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
299 155
34 677
2 318
8 728
162 377
3 276
4 528
3 125
11 535
529 720
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
63 478
8 587
386
1 767
31 764
632
431
280
3 303
110 628
September Quarter
77 463
9 256
473
3 055
44 595
917
997
2 015
3 070
141 840

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



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