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8504.0 - Sales of Australian Wine and Brandy by Winemakers, Apr 2005  
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APRIL KEY FIGURES

April 2005
Mar 2005 to Apr 2005
Apr 2004 to Apr 2005
'000 L
% change
% change

Trend estimates

Australian produced wine
Domestic wine sales
36,720
0.4
4.4
White table wine sales
17,669
0.3
-0.1
Red and rosé table wine sales
13,285
0.3
8.5

Seasonally Adjusted

Australian produced wine
Domestic wine sales
36,691
-0.5
7.1
White table wine sales
17,645
-2.1
1.9
Red and rosé table wine sales
13,352
0.6
13.2

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



APRIL KEY POINTS


TREND ESTIMATES

  • The trend estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced wine was 36.7 million litres in April 2005, an increase of 0.4% on March 2005 and 4.4% on April 2004.
  • The trend estimate for domestic sales of white table wine increased 0.3% on March 2005, but decreased 0.1% on April 2004. Red and rosé table wine increased 0.3% on March 2005 and 8.5% on April 2004.


SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced wine was 36.7 million litres in April 2005, a decrease of 0.5% on March 2005.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for domestic sales of white table wine decreased 2.1% on March 2005, while red and rosé table wine increased 0.6% on March 2005.


ORIGINAL ESTIMATES
  • In original terms, 35.8 million litres of Australian produced wine was sold domestically by winemakers in April 2005, a decrease of 2.7% on March 2005, but an increase of 6.4% on April 2004.
  • Exports of Australian produced wine increased 10.2% on March 2005, to 62.1 million litres in April 2005. Exports of red and rosé table wine in April 2005 reached a new record of 40.3 million litres. Australia exported 664.7 million litres with a value of $2.7 billion in the twelve months ending April 2005, an increase of 16.9% in volume and 12.3% in value over the corresponding period to April 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.



INQUIRIES

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DOMESTIC AUSTRALIAN TABLE WINE SALES TREND


TOTAL WHITE AND RED/ROSÉ TABLE WINE

The trend estimate for total sales of white table wine increased 0.3% on March 2005, but decreased 0.1% on April 2004. The trend estimate for total red and rosé wine increased 0.3% on March 2005 and 8.5% on April 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 increased 0.8% on March 2005 and 3.8% on April 2004. The trend estimate for red and rosé wine sales in glass containers of less than 2 litres increased 0.3% on March 2005 and 11.2% on April 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 increased 0.5% on March 2005, but decreased 0.5% on April 2004. The trend estimate for red and rosé wine in soft packs increased 1.2% on March 2005 and 6.1% on April 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 sixteen years. In 1988-89, 39.0 million litres of wine were exported. Exports gradually grew over the next four 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. In 2003-04 exports totalled 584.3 million litres, an increase of 12.7% on 2002-03.

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, 62.1 million litres of Australian produced wine were exported in April 2005, an increase of 10.2% on March 2005 and 23.5% on April 2004. In April 2005, 20.6 million litres of Australian produced white table wine were exported, an increase of 13.6% on March 2005 and 18.2% on April 2004. Australia exported 40.3 million litres of Australian produced red and rosé table wine in April 2005, an increase of 8.7% on March 2005, and 25.8% on April 2004.

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




UNIT VALUE OF WINE EXPORTS

In original terms, 62.1 million litres of wine valued at $232.8m were exported in April 2005, an increase of 10.2% in quantity and 2.8% in value on March 2005. The average value of Australian wine exported in April 2005 was $3.75 per litre, down from $4.30 per litre in April 2004, and $4.02 per litre in March 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 April, the value reported by the ABS was $232.8m, while the AWBC value was $235.8m. 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, 1.3 million litres of wine were imported in April 2005, a decrease of 28.1% in quantity, and 8.2% in value on March 2005. The average value of wine imports cleared for home consumption in April 2005 was $10.02 per litre, up from $7.67 per litre in April 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 March quarter 2005 shows that wine available for consumption in Australia increased 0.7% on the same quarter in 2004. Domestic sales of Australian wine increased 1.0%, but wine imports decreased 5.7%. Total disposals of Australian produced wine increased by 3.5% on the same quarter in 2004 with exports increasing by 5.1%.

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

2001-02
386,232
14,479
400,711
418,390
804,622
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
Mar Qtr 2004
87,136
4,887
92,023
141,161
228,297
Mar Qtr 2005
88,047
4,609
92,656
r148,335
r236,382

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