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8504.0 - Sales of Australian Wine and Brandy by Winemakers, Mar 2008  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 08/05/2008   
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MARCH KEY FIGURES

Mar 2008
Feb 2008 to Mar 2008
Mar 2007 to Mar 2008
'000 L
% change
% change

Trend estimates

Australian produced wine
Domestic wine sales
35 911
-0.5
-3.5
White table wine sales
17 529
-0.5
-2.8
Red and rosé table wine sales
12 946
-
-3.4

Seasonally Adjusted

Australian produced wine
Domestic wine sales
34 677
-2.2
-7.9
White table wine sales
16 770
-4.3
-6.9
Red and rosé table wine sales
12 377
-3.3
-8.9

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)

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




MARCH KEY POINTS


AUSTRALIAN WINE DOMESTIC SALES

DOMESTIC WINE SALES
  • The trend estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced wine was 35.9 million litres in March 2008, a decrease of 0.5% from February 2008.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced wine was 34.7 million litres in March 2008, a decrease of 2.2% on February 2008.


WHITE TABLE WINE
  • The trend estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced white wine fell by 0.5% to 17.5 million litres this month, and was 2.8% lower than the same time last year.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced white wine was 16.8 million litres in March 2008, a decrease of 4.3% on February 2008.


RED/ROSÉ TABLE WINE
  • The trend estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced red and rosé wine was steady compared with last month and 3.4% lower than March 2007.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced red and rosé wine was 12.4 million litres in March 2008, a decrease of 3.3% on February 2008.


AUSTRALIAN WINE EXPORTS
  • Exports of Australian produced wine increased by 23.4% this month to 57.8 million litres. The value of the exported wine in March 2008 was $219.3 million. Australia exported 738.0 million litres valued at $2.8 billion in the twelve months to March 2008. This was a decrease of 6.8% in volume and a decrease of 0.8% in value.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
April 2008 5 June 2008
May 2008 7 July 2008
June 2008 7 August 2008
July 2008 8 September 2008
August 2008 9 October 2008
September 2008 6 November 2008



DATA NOTES

There are no notes about the data.


ROUNDING

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


INQUIRIES

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