8504.0 - Sales of Australian Wine and Brandy by Winemakers, Mar 2004
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MARCH KEY FIGURES
MARCH KEY POINTS
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
ABOUT THIS ISSUE
The ABS is planning extensive changes to the format and content of this publication from the April 2004 issue. A copy of the proposed publication will soon be available on the ABS website. (see www.abs.gov.au and press the Publication icon, then go to 8504.0).
CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE
This issue contains revisions to domestic sales from July 2003 to February 2004 due to an update in the number of winemaking enterprises that are within the scope of the 'Sales of Australian Wine by Winemakers' collection. For more information, users should refer to paragraphs 2 and 3 of the Explanatory Notes.
DOMESTIC AUSTRALIAN TABLE WINE SALES: Trend
TABLE WINE, GLASS CONTAINER < 2 LITRES
The trend series for sales of white table wine in glass containers of less than 2 litres increased 1.5% on February 2004 and 4.1% on March 2003. The trend series for red and rosé wine sales in glass containers of less than 2 litres increased 1.0% on February 2004 and 4.6% on March 2003.
TABLE WINE, SOFT PACK CONTAINERS
The trend series for domestic sales of white table wine in soft packs increased 0.6% on February 2004 and 3.5% on March 2003. The trend series for red and rosé wine in soft packs decreased 0.8% on February 2004 and 1.6% on March 2003.
TOTAL WHITE AND RED/ROSÉ TABLE WINE
The trend series for total sales of white table wine increased 1.0% on February 2004 and 5.0% on March 2003. The trend series for total red and rosé wine increased 0.3% on February 2004 and 2.9% on March 2003.
EXPORTS OF AUSTRALIAN PRODUCED WINE AND IMPORTS
EXPORTS OF AUSTRALIAN PRODUCED WINE
In original terms, 52.1 million litres of Australian produced wine valued at $219.4 million were exported in March 2004, an increase of 6.4% in quantity and 10.6% in value on February 2004. The average value of Australian wine exported in March 2004 was $4.21 per litre, down from $4.23 per litre in March 2003.
WINE IMPORTS CLEARED FOR HOME CONSUMPTION
In original terms, 2.6 million litres of wine were imported, an increase of 154.1% in quantity and 57.4% in value on February 2004. The average value of wine cleared for home consumption in March 2004 was $4.57 per litre, down from $8.44 per litre in March 2003.
DISPOSALS OF AUSTRALIAN PRODUCED WINE AND WINE AVAILABLE FOR CONSUMPTION IN AUSTRALIA
The original data for the December quarter 2003 shows that wine available for consumption in Australia increased 1.1% on the same quarter in 2002. Domestic sales of Australian wine increased 2.7%, but wine imports decreased 25.1%. Total disposals of Australian produced wine increased by 2.3% on the same quarter in 2002 with exports also increasing by 1.9%.
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