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8504.0 - Shipments of Wine and Brandy in Australia by Australian Winemakers and Importers, Dec 2009  
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FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
March 2010 25 May 2010
June 2010 24 August 2010



DATA NOTES

Some revisions have been made to the data presented for the September 2009 quarter resulting from an observed change in the reporting of bulk wine sales between the June 2009 quarter and September 2009 quarter; however, the total impact is unquantifiable. Movements between subsequent quarters are unaffected but users should view the movements between the June 2009 quarter and September 2009 quarter with caution.

From the September quarter 2009, data relating to the export of Australian produced wine is no longer included in this publication. Information regarding export data can be obtained by contacting the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.

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. Imports cleared, by selected countries


ROUNDING

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


INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Paul Sutcliffe on Adelaide (08) 8237 7302.


SUMMARY COMMENTARY


AUSTRALIAN TABLE WINE SALES

Total White and Red/Rosť Table Wine

For the December quarter 2009 the original estimate for white table wine was 61.8 million litres, 15.0% higher than last quarter and 4.8% higher than December quarter 2008. The original estimate for red/rosť table wine in December quarter 2009 was 48.4 million litres, 2.2% lower than September quarter 2009 but 11.3% higher than December quarter 2008.


Table Wine, Glass Containers Less Than 2 Litres

In December quarter 2009 the original estimate for white table wine in glass containers less than 2 litres was 33.1 million litres, 32.6% higher than September quarter 2009 and 6.8% higher than December quarter 2008. The original December quarter 2009 estimate for red/rosť table wine in glass containers less than 2 litres was 28.5 million litres, 0.8% higher than September quarter 2009 and 5.6% higher than December quarter 2008.


Table Wine, Soft Pack Containers

The December quarter 2009 original estimate for white table wine in soft pack containers was 25.5 million litres, 1.1% higher than September quarter 2009 and 7.6% lower than December quarter 2008. The original estimate for red/rosť table wine in soft packs for December quarter 2009 was 12.4 million litres, 27.6% lower than September quarter 2009 and 13.6% lower than December quarter 2008.

Table 1. DOMESTIC SALES OF AUSTRALIAN WINE, by container type

WHITE TABLE WINE
RED AND ROSE TABLE WINE
Glass
less than
2 litres
Soft
packs
(a)
Total(b)
Glass
less than
2 litres
Soft
packs
(a)
Total(b)
Total
table
wine
Total
other
wine
Total
wine
Period
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L

2006-07
100 391
116 196
218 566
102 126
57 276
162 106
380 672
67 471
448 142
2007-08
93 934
110 367
206 810
95 581
55 336
155 193
362 003
65 514
427 516
2008-09
96 650
104 362
204 222
96 243
56 002
159 046
363 268
66 620
429 886
2008
December Quarter
30 980
27 532
58 959
27 010
14 354
43 500
102 459
23 158
125 616
2009
March Quarter
21 366
24 969
47 203
18 660
11 048
30 475
77 678
12 570
90 248
June Quarter
21 409
24 743
47 386
24 890
14 224
39 747
87 133
14 630
101 763
September Quarter
r24 939
25 171
r53 694
r28 302
17 109
r49 512
r103 205
r19 393
r122 599
December Quarter
33 081
25 452
61 764
28 535
12 395
48 403
110 167
27 056
137 223

r revised
(a) Soft pack containers include all collapsible packs, plastic or otherwise.
(b) 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(b)
Brandy(c)
Period
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L

2006-07
380 672
17 387
23 266
16 617
7 080
3 118
510
2007-08
362 003
17 183
21 655
14 939
8 479
3 258
508
2008-09
r363 268
16 283
20 770
15 745
9 726
4 090
486
2008
December Quarter
102 459
4 059
8 665
6 476
2 956
1 000
153
2009
March Quarter
77 678
3 084
3 693
2 547
2 122
1 122
89
June Quarter
87 133
4 341
3 467
3 181
2 688
953
117
September Quarter
r103 205
r4 521
4 660
6 155
3 192
866
118
December Quarter
110 167
4 305
8 022
8 238
4 907
1 584
147

r revised
(a) Spritzig table wines are included in table wine.
(b) See Glossary.
(c) Quantities on which excise duty was paid.

Table 3. DOMESTIC SALES OF AUSTRALIAN FORTIFIED WINE BY WINEMAKERS

Sherry in
glass less
than 2 litres
Port in
glass less
than 2 litres
Other in
glass less
than 2 litres
(a)
Soft
packs
(b)
All other
containers
(c)
Total
fortified
wine
Period
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L
'000 L

2006-07
1 662
3 452
440
7 865
3 973
17 387
2007-08
1 802
3 429
401
7 330
4 217
17 183
2008-09
1 659
3 265
361
6 790
4 208
16 283
2008
December Quarter
np
878
np
np
1 031
4 059
2009
March Quarter
np
534
74
np
813
3 084
June Quarter
np
876
100
np
1 102
4 341
September Quarter
np
r917
87
np
1 165
r4 521
December Quarter
np
967
170
np
1 074
4 305

np not available for publication but included in totals where applicable, unless otherwise indicated
r revised
(a) Includes muscat, madiera, tokay and white port.
(b) Includes all collapsible packs whether plastic or of other material.
(c) Includes tankers, cans and rigid containers including glass 2 litres and over.



IMPORTS

Wine Imports Cleared for Home Consumption

In original terms, 21.5 million litres of wine valued at $169.7 million were imported in December quarter 2009. This represents an increase of 23.2% in quantity from the previous quarter. The value of imports was 41.2% higher than September quarter 2009. The average value of wine cleared for home consumption in December quarter 2009 was $7.88 per litre up from $6.87 per litre in September quarter 2009.

WINE IMPORTS CLEARED, Original
Graph: WINE IMPORTS CLEARED, Original

Table 4. IMPORTS CLEARED, by wine type

Period
White
table
Red/Rosť
table
Table
wine
Fortified
wine
Sparkling
wine
Other
wine
Total
wine

Quantity ('000 L)

2006-07
19 003
6 487
25 490
123
7 000
1 662
34 275
2007-08
31 319
11 260
42 580
159
8 268
2 307
53 313
2008-09
41 128
9 476
50 604
192
9 591
1 843
62 230
2008
December Quarter
15 727
3 132
18 859
41
2 931
489
22 321
2009
March Quarter
6 561
1 674
8 235
69
1 382
541
10 227
June Quarter
7 886
1 569
9 454
54
2 597
289
12 394
September Quarter
11 610
2 652
14 262
50
2 699
471
17 482
December Quarter
15 321
2 623
17 945
75
2 986
536
21 542

Value (Customs Value) ($'000)

2006-07
155 180
46 720
201 900
1 154
97 533
6 437
307 023
2007-08
222 578
64 581
287 158
1 523
132 353
10 450
431 485
2008-09
270 564
73 706
344 271
1 529
118 910
8 635
473 345
2008
December Quarter
105 984
23 725
129 709
429
46 096
2 390
178 624
2009
March Quarter
47 875
12 380
60 255
201
16 414
2 770
79 640
June Quarter
47 451
14 682
62 133
528
18 119
1 401
82 181
September Quarter
66 337
20 854
87 190
516
r30 612
1 856
r120 174
December Quarter
91 829
22 301
114 130
575
52 504
2 464
169 674

r revised

Table 5. IMPORTS CLEARED, by selected countries

Period
New
Zealand
Italy
France
Portugal
Spain
Chile
Germany
South
Africa
Total other
countries
Total all
countries

Quantity ('000 L)

2006-07
18 142
5 544
5 354
482
947
586
901
517
1 802
34 275
2007-08
23 859
7 117
7 087
723
1 167
4 449
557
2 527
5 828
53 313
2008-09
37 014
7 467
7 010
547
1 085
3 197
627
2 350
2 934
62 230
2008
December Quarter
13 150
2 237
2 467
216
382
1 965
178
1 088
639
22 321
2009
March Quarter
6 802
1 305
895
75
183
116
127
62
662
10 227
June Quarter
8 750
1 229
969
94
138
148
162
558
346
12 394
September Quarter
12 039
2 041
1 654
156
156
211
130
713
381
17 482
December Quarter
14 956
1 988
2 712
174
495
293
178
402
344
21 542

Value (Customs Value) ($'000)

2006-07
155 913
32 081
97 134
2 050
4 900
2 439
3 347
1 389
7 769
307 023
2007-08
209 401
40 543
142 906
2 888
7 265
7 284
2 935
5 522
12 740
431 485
2008-09
261 790
49 018
125 805
2 580
7 175
5 562
3 763
7 258
10 393
473 345
2008
December Quarter
101 640
15 161
47 808
960
2 247
2 632
1 156
3 376
3 643
178 624
2009
March Quarter
49 897
9 769
14 858
340
1 336
599
714
232
1 895
79 640
June Quarter
48 656
8 406
17 951
549
1 144
656
1 068
1 693
2 058
82 181
September Quarter
67 237
13 492
r30 596
791
1 375
1 068
723
2 250
2 643
r120 174
December Quarter
92 342
11 973
55 806
832
3 184
1 033
961
1 346
2 197
169 674

r revised



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