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8504.0 - Sales of Australian Wine and Brandy by Winemakers, May 2009  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 03/07/2009   
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MAY KEY FIGURES

May 2009
Apr 2009 to May 2009
May 2008 to May 2009
'000 L
% change
% change

Trend estimates

Australian produced wine
Domestic wine sales
35 562
-0.2
1.5
White table wine sales
16 812
-0.4
-0.4
Red and rosé table wine sales
13 189
0.1
2.9

Seasonally Adjusted

Australian produced wine
Domestic wine sales
36 152
6.0
4.7
White table wine sales
17 316
9.2
7.1
Red and rosé table wine sales
13 409
5.1
2.7


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


AUSTRALIAN WINE DOMESTIC SALES

DOMESTIC WINE SALES
  • The trend estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced wine was 35.6 million litres in May 2009, a decrease of 0.2% from April 2009 and up 1.5% on May 2008.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate was 36.2 million litres this month, up 6.0% from April 2009 and up 4.7% on May last year.


WHITE TABLE WINE
  • The trend estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced white wine was 16.8 million litres this month, 0.4% lower than last month and 0.4% lower than May 2008.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate was 17.3 million litres in May 2009, up 9.2% from April 2009 and 7.1% higher than May 2008.


RED/ROSÉ TABLE WINE
  • The trend estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced red and rosé wine rose by 0.1% to 13.2 million litres this month and up 2.9% on the same month last year.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate was 13.4 million litres in May 2009, an increase of 5.1% on April 2009 and 2.7% higher than May 2008.


AUSTRALIAN WINE EXPORTS
  • Exports of Australian produced wine increased by 19.3% this month to 70 million litres. The value of the exported wine in May 2009 was $211.8 million, an increase of 21.1% from last month. Australia exported 737.7 million litres, with a total value of $2.5 billion in the twelve months ending May 2009. This was a rise of 1.8% in volume and a decrease of 10.3% in value over the corresponding period to May 2008.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
June 2009 3 August 2009
July 2009 3 September 2009
August 2009 7 October 2009
September 2009 6 November 2009
October 2009 3 December 2009
November 2009 7 January 2010



DATA NOTES

There are no notes about the data in this issue.


ROUNDING

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


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