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8504.0 - Sales of Australian Wine and Brandy by Winemakers, Sep 2005  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 03/11/2005   
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

Sep 2005
Aug 2005 to Sep 2005
Sep 2004 to Sep 2005
'000 L
% change
% change

Trend estimates

Australian produced wine
Domestic wine sales
35 447
-0.6
-0.1
White table wine sales
17 391
-0.5
-0.1
Red and rosé table wine sales
12 862
-0.7
1.4

Seasonally Adjusted

Australian produced wine
Domestic wine sales
35 397
-2.7
0.5
White table wine sales
17 210
-5.2
-0.2
Red and rosé table wine sales
12 829
-1.8
2.2

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



SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS


TREND ESTIMATES

  • The trend estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced wine was 35.4 million litres in September 2005, a decrease of 0.6% on August 2005 and 0.1% on September 2004.
  • The trend estimate for domestic sales of white table wine decreased 0.5% on August 2005 and 0.1% on September 2004. Red and rosé table wine decreased 0.7% on August 2005, but increased 1.4% on September 2004.


SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced wine was 35.4 million litres in September 2005, a decrease of 2.7% on August 2005.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for domestic sales of white table wine decreased 5.2% on August 2005, while red and rosé table wine decreased 1.8%.


ORIGINAL ESTIMATES
  • In original terms, 38.0 million litres of Australian produced wine were sold domestically by winemakers in September 2005, a decrease of 0.2% on August 2005, but an increase of 3.1% on September 2004.
  • Exports of Australian produced wine increased 10.2% on August 2005 to 67.3 million litres in September 2005. Australia exported 685.8 million litres with a value of $2.7 billion in the twelve months ending September 2005, an increase of 12.4% in volume and 6.6% in value over the corresponding period to September 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.



ANNUAL PRODUCTION AND INVENTORIES UPDATE

Preliminary results are now available from the 2004-05 annual wine collection which covers Australian winemakers who crushed 50 tonnes or more of grapes during the year. Results show a total of 1,451.4 million litres of beverage wine being produced in 2004-05, an increase of 1.9% on the previous year. Following the record crush from 2003-04 (1,917,238 tonnes), the 2004-05 year has produced an even larger crush, with a rise of 2.1% to 1,956,792 tonnes. An estimated 1,072,646 tonnes of red grapes were crushed in 2004-05, while 883,846 tonnes of white grapes were crushed.


Preliminary results from the Inventories of Australian Wine and Brandy collection shows that at 30 June 2005, stocks of beverage wine owned by those winemakers that crushed over 400 tonnes of grapes were 2,053.4 million litres. This represents an increase of 198.9 million litres, or 10.7%, on stocks held at 30 June 2004. Detailed results from the 2004-05 annual wine collections will be included in the publication Australian Wine and Grape Industry, 2005 (cat. no. 1329.0), which is scheduled for release on 25 January 2006.



INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Damian Sparkes on Adelaide (08) 8237 7425.



DOMESTIC AUSTRALIAN TABLE WINE SALES TREND


TOTAL WHITE AND RED/ROSÉ TABLE WINE

The trend estimate for total sales of white table wine decreased 0.5% on August 2005 and 0.1% on September 2004. The trend estimate for total red and rosé wine decreased 0.7% on August 2005, but increased 1.4% on September 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 decreased 0.3% on August 2005 and 0.6% on September 2004. The trend estimate for red and rosé wine sales in glass containers of less than 2 litres remained unchanged on August 2005, but increased 5.7% on September 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 decreased 0.8% on August 2005 and 0.2% on September 2004. The trend estimate for red and rosé wine in soft packs decreased 1.5% on August 2005 and 3.2% on September 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 fifteen years. In 1989-90, 38.1 million litres of wine were exported. Exports gradually grew over the next three 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. Wine exports continued to rise in 2003-04 reaching 584.3 million litres, a 12.7% increase on 2002-03. In 2004-05 exports totalled 669.7 million litres, an increase of 14.6% on 2003-04.

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, 67.3 million litres of Australian produced wine were exported in September 2005, an increase of 10.2% on August 2005 and 9.9% on September 2004. In September 2005, 24.7 million litres of Australian produced white table wine were exported, an increase of 3.6% on August 2005 and 10.4% on September 2004. Australia exported 40.8 million litres of Australian produced red and rosé table wine in September 2005, an increase of 13.2% on August 2005 and 9.8% on September 2004.

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




UNIT VALUE OF WINE EXPORTS

In original terms, 67.3 million litres of wine valued at $277.8m were exported in September 2005, an increase of 10.2% in quantity and 16.1% in value on August 2005. The average value of Australian wine exported in September 2005 was $4.13 per litre, down from $4.33 per litre in September 2004, but up from $3.92 per litre in August 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 September, the value reported by the ABS was $277.8m, while the AWBC value was $288.4m. 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, 2.5 million litres of wine, valued at $22.3 million were imported in September 2005, an increase of 9.8% in quantity and 11.4% in value on August 2005. The average value of wine imports cleared for home consumption in September 2005 was $9.07 per litre, down from $9.67 per litre in September 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 September quarter 2005 shows that wine available for consumption in Australia increased 2.4% on the same quarter in 2004. Domestic sales of Australian wine increased 1.8%, and wine imports increased 15.7%. Total disposals of Australian produced wine increased by 6.3% on the same quarter in 2004 with exports increasing by 9.3%.

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

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
2004-05
430 131
22 139
452 270
669 720
1 099 851
Sep Qtr 2004
110 954
5 396
116 350
173 292
284 246
Sep Qtr 2005
112 944
6 241
119 185
189 329
302 273


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