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8504.0 - Sales of Australian Wine and Brandy by Winemakers, Sep 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 07/11/2007   
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

Sep 2007
Aug 2007 to Sep 2007
Sep 2006 to Sep 2007
'000 L
% change
% change

Trend estimates

Australian produced wine
Domestic wine sales
35 007
-0.8
-7.8
White table wine sales
17 180
-0.1
-9.2
Red and rosé table wine sales
12 600
-1.8
-6.2

Seasonally Adjusted

Australian produced wine
Domestic wine sales
35 209
2.2
-10.7
White table wine sales
17 666
4.9
-10.7
Red and rosé table wine sales
12 038
-4.5
-11.7

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


AUSTRALIAN WINE DOMESTIC SALES

DOMESTIC WINE SALES

  • The trend estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced wine was 35.0 million litres in September 2007, a decrease of 0.8% from August 2007.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced wine was 35.2 million litres in September 2007, an increase of 2.2% on August 2007.


WHITE TABLE WINE
  • The trend estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced white wine decreased by 0.1% in September 2007 and was 9.2% lower than the same time last year.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced white wine was 17.7 million litres in September 2007, an increase of 4.9% on August 2007.


RED/ROSÉ TABLE WINE
  • The trend estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced red and rosé wine decreased by 1.8% in September 2007 and was 6.2% lower than the same time last year.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced red and rosé wine was 12.0 million litres in September 2007, a decrease of 4.5% on August 2007.


AUSTRALIAN WINE EXPORTS
  • Exports of Australian produced wine increased by 6.9% this month to 75.3 million litres. The value of the exported wine in September 2007 was $283.5 million. Australia exported 804.4 million litres, with a total value of $3.0 billion in the twelve months ending September 2007. This was an increase of 9.1% in volume and 9.1% in value over the corresponding period to September 2006.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
October 2007 6 December 2007
November 2007 10 January 2008
December 2007 8 February 2008
January 2008 6 March 2008
February 2008 7 April 2008
March 2008 8 May 2008



DATA NOTES

From the October 2007 release of Sales of Australian Wine and Brandy by Australian Winemakers (8504.0) there will be a minor change to the electronic spreadsheets on the ABS website. The two tables that are currently known as Table 2A and Table 2B will be combined into one table to be known as Table 2. The new name for this table will be Table 2 Domestic Sales of Australian Wine and Brandy by Winemakers. All other tables will remain the same.



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 2006-07 annual wine collection which covers Australian winemakers who crushed 50 tonnes or more of grapes during the year.


Results show a total of 1,048.5 million litres of beverage wine being produced in 2006-07, a decrease of 26.9% on the previous year (1,434.5 million litres). In the 2006-07 year, 1,472,618 tonnes of grapes were crushed, a decrease of 22.6% on 2005-06 (1,901,560 tonnes). An estimated 706,240 tonnes of red grapes were crushed in 2006-07, while 766,378 tonnes of white grapes were crushed.


The scope of the inventory collection includes all winemakers who crush more than 400 tonnes annually or have domestic wine sales of 250,000 litres or more in either of the two previous years. Preliminary results for wine inventories show that at 30 June 2007, there was 1,898.3 million litres of wine held by Australian winemakers, a decrease of 15.8% on the 2,255.7 million litres held at 30 June 2006. The volume of stock held at 30 June 2007 includes 602.3 million litres of white wine and 1,038.2 million litres of red wine.


Detailed results from the 2006-07 annual wine collections will be included in the publication Australian Wine and Grape Industry, 2007 (cat. no. 1329.0), which is scheduled for release on 29 January 2008.



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.


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