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8504.0 - Sales of Australian Wine and Brandy by Winemakers, May 2005  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 05/07/2005   
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MAY KEY FIGURES

May 2005
Apr 2005 to May 2005
May 2004 to May 2005
'000 L
% change
% change

Trend estimates

Australian produced wine
Domestic wine sales
38,073
1.4
8.1
White table wine sales
18,228
1.2
3.4
Red and rosé table wine sales
14,112
2.2
14.5

Seasonally Adjusted

Australian produced wine
Domestic wine sales
39,309
6.8
8.7
White table wine sales
18,702
5.7
5.6
Red and rosé table wine sales
15,002
11.6
14.8

Australian produced wine, Domestic sales
Graph: Australian produced wine, Domestic sales, Seasonally adjusted and Trend

Australian produced wine, Exports - Original
Graph: Australian produced wine, Exports, Original



MAY KEY POINTS


TREND ESTIMATES

  • The trend estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced wine was 38.1 million litres in May 2005, an increase of 1.4% on April 2005 and 8.1% on May 2004.
  • The trend estimate for domestic sales of white table wine increased 1.2% on April 2005 and 3.4% on May 2004. Red and rosé table wine increased 2.2% on April 2005 and 14.5% on May 2004.


SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced wine was 39.3 million litres in May 2005, an increase of 6.8% on April 2005.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for domestic sales of white table wine increased 5.7% on April 2005, while red and rosé table wine increased 11.6% on April 2005.


ORIGINAL ESTIMATES
  • In original terms, 38.7 million litres of Australian produced wine was sold domestically by winemakers in May 2005, an increase of 8.0% on April 2005 and 14.2% on May 2004.
  • Exports of Australian produced wine decreased 6.5% on April 2005 to 57.7 million litres in May 2005. Australia exported 665.2 million litres with a value of $2.7 billion in the twelve months ending May 2005, an increase of 14.8% in volume and 10.4% in value over the corresponding period to May 2004.


NOTES


CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

There are no changes in this issue.



DATA NOTES

There are no data notes in this issue.



ROUNDING

Where figures have been rounded, discrepancies may occur between sums of the component items and totals.



INQUIRIES

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DOMESTIC AUSTRALIAN TABLE WINE SALES TREND


TOTAL WHITE AND RED/ROSÉ TABLE WINE

The trend estimate for total sales of white table wine increased 1.2% on April 2005 and 3.4% on May 2004. The trend estimate for total red and rosé wine increased 2.2% on April 2005 and 14.5% on May 2004.

TOTAL WHITE AND RED/ROSÉ TABLE WINE: Trend
Graph: Total White and Red and Rosé Table wine, Trend




TABLE WINE, GLASS CONTAINER LESS THAN 2 LITRES

The trend estimate for sales of white table wine in glass containers of less than 2 litres increased 1.6% on April 2005 and 6.7% on May 2004. The trend estimate for red and rosé wine sales in glass containers of less than 2 litres increased 1.1% on April 2005 and 14.3% on May 2004.

TABLE WINE, Glass container less than 2 litres: Trend
Graph: Table wine, Glass container less than 2 litres, Trend




TABLE WINE, SOFT PACK CONTAINERS

The trend estimate for domestic sales of white table wine in soft packs increased 1.5% on April 2005 and 4.2% on May 2004. The trend estimate for red and rosé wine in soft packs increased 1.7% on April 2005 and 10.6% on May 2004.

TABLE WINE, Soft pack containers: Trend
Graph: Table wine, Soft pack containers, Trend




EXPORTS OF AUSTRALIAN PRODUCED WINE


ANNUAL EXPORTS OF AUSTRALIAN PRODUCED WINE

The graph below shows that there has been steady growth in original terms in the quantity of exports of Australian produced wine over the last sixteen years. In 1988-89, 39.0 million litres of wine were exported. Exports gradually grew over the next four years to reach over 100 million litres in 1992-93. By 1998-99 exports had reached 200.9 million litres. Since then there has been rapid growth with 284.9 million litres of wine exported in 1999-2000, a 41.8% rise on 1998-99. Over the following three years there were rises of 18.7%, 23.7% and 24.0% respectively. In 2003-04 exports totalled 584.3 million litres, an increase of 12.7% on 2002-03.

Exports of Australian produced wine, Annual totals: Original
Graph: Exports of Australian produced wine, Annual Totals, Original




EXPORTS OF WHITE AND RED/ROSÉ TABLE WINE

In original terms, 57.7 million litres of Australian produced wine were exported in May 2005, a decrease of 6.5% on April 2005, but an increase of 1.5% on May 2004. In May 2005, 20.4 million litres of Australian produced white table wine were exported, a decrease of 0.4% on April 2005, but an increase of 7.7% on May 2004. Australia exported 36.4 million litres of Australian produced red and rosé table wine in May 2005, a decrease of 9.2% on April 2005 and 1.2% on May 2004.

EXPORTS OF TABLE WINE BY TYPE: Original
Graph: Exports of Table wine by Type, Original




UNIT VALUE OF WINE EXPORTS

In original terms, 57.7 million litres of wine valued at $226.2m were exported in May 2005, a decrease of 6.5% in quantity and 2.0% in value on April 2005. The average value of Australian wine exported in May 2005 was $3.92 per litre, down from $4.09 per litre in May 2004, and up from $3.74 per litre in April 2005.

UNIT VALUE OF WINE EXPORTS: Original
Graph: Unit Value of Wine Exports, Original




DIFFERENCES BETWEEN ABS AND AWBC WINE EXPORT FIGURES

The value of wine exports reported in this publication is derived by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) from customs export records and the ABS converts the value on the day of shipment, at the daily conversion rate (see paragraph 10 of the Explanatory Notes for more detail). The Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation (AWBC) also report the value of exports and the exporter makes the conversion when submitting wine for export approval. With the AWBC method, it is expected that some of the conversions will occur at hedged rates. This does not occur with the ABS method. For May, the value reported by the ABS was $226.2m, while the AWBC value was $224.1m. When the Australian exchange rate is moving significantly the alternative methods will result in diverging valuations.



IMPORTS AND DISPOSALS OF AUSTRALIAN PRODUCED WINE


WINE IMPORTS CLEARED FOR HOME CONSUMPTION

In original terms, 1.5 million litres of wine, valued at $12.2 million were imported in May 2005, an increase of 10.8% in quantity, but a decrease of 8.3% in value on April 2005. The average value of wine imports cleared for home consumption in May 2005 was $8.30 per litre, down from $9.22 per litre in May 2004.

WINE IMPORTS CLEARED: Original
Graph: Wine Imports Cleared, Original




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

The original data for the March quarter 2005 shows that wine available for consumption in Australia increased 0.7% on the same quarter in 2004. Domestic sales of Australian wine increased 1.0%, but wine imports decreased 5.7%. Total disposals of Australian produced wine increased by 3.6% on the same quarter in 2004 with exports increasing by 5.1%.

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

2001-02
386,232
14,479
400,711
418,390
804,622
2002-03
402,479
17,112
419,591
518,595
921,074
2003-04
417,378
18,737
436,115
584,319
1,001,697
Mar Qtr 2004
87,136
4,887
92,023
141,161
228,297
Mar Qtr 2005
88,047
4,609
92,656
r148,361
r236,408

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