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

January 2005
Dec 2004 to Jan 2005
Jan 2004 to Jan 2005
'000 L
% change
% change

Trend estimates

Australian produced wine
Domestic wine sales
35,685
-0.1
2.4
White table wine sales
17,318
-0.2
-0.6
Red and rosé table wine sales
13,047
0.1
6.8

Seasonally Adjusted

Australian produced wine
Domestic wine sales
36,421
4.3
7.3
White table wine sales
17,557
3.2
1.9
Red and rosé table wine sales
13,414
5.2
14.9

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



JANUARY KEY POINTS


TREND ESTIMATES

  • The trend estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced wine was 35.7 million litres in January 2005, a decrease of 0.1% on December 2004, but an increase of 2.4% on January 2004.
  • The trend estimate for domestic sales of white table wine decreased 0.2% on December 2004, and 0.6% on January 2004. Red and rosé table wine increased 0.1% on December 2004, and 6.8% on January 2004.


SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced wine was 36.4 million litres in January 2005, an increase of 4.3% on December 2004.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for domestic sales of white table wine increased 3.2% on December 2004, while red and rosé table wine increased 5.2% on December 2004.


ORIGINAL ESTIMATES
  • In original terms, 21.9 million litres of Australian produced wine was sold domestically by winemakers in January 2005, a decrease of 48.7% on December 2004, and 0.9% on January 2004.
  • Exports of Australian produced wine decreased 18.7% on December 2004, to 43.8 million litres in January 2005. Australia exported 651.1 million litres with a value of $2.7 billion in the twelve months ending January 2005, an increase of 18.9% in volume and 14.5% in value over the corresponding period to January 2004.


NOTES


CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

This issue contains revisions to domestic sales data from July 2004 to January 2005 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.



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 decreased 0.2% on December 2004, and 0.6% on January 2004. The trend estimate for total red and rosé wine increased 0.1% on December 2004, and 6.8% on January 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 0.7% on December 2004, but increased 2.4% on January 2004. The trend estimate for red and rosé wine sales in glass containers of less than 2 litres increased 0.6% on December 2004, and 9.2% on January 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 remained unchanged on December 2004, but decreased 3.1% on January 2004. The trend estimate for red and rosé wine in soft packs increased 0.1% on December 2004, and 1.1% on January 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, 43.8 million litres of Australian produced wine were exported in January 2005, a decrease of 18.7% on December 2004, but an increase of 14.0% on January 2004. In January 2005, 14.9 million litres of Australian produced white table wine were exported, a decrease of 9.1% on December 2004, but an increase of 19.7% on January 2004. Australia exported 28.3 million litres of Australian produced red and rosé table wine in January 2005, a decrease of 21.1% on December 2004, but an increase of 12.0% on January 2004.

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




UNIT VALUE OF WINE EXPORTS

In original terms, 43.8 million litres of wine valued at $173.5m were exported in January 2005, a decrease of 18.7% in quantity and 23.6% in value on December 2004. The average value of Australian wine exported in January 2005 was $3.96 per litre, down from $4.12 per litre in January 2004, and also a decrease when compared to $4.21 per litre in December 2004.

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 9 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 January, the value reported by the ABS was $173.5m, while the AWBC value was $180.9m. 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 January 2005, a decrease of 54.2% in quantity, and 56.8% in value on December 2004. The average value of wine imports cleared for home consumption in January 2005 was $7.98 per litre, up from $7.74 per litre in January 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 December quarter 2004 shows that wine available for consumption in Australia increased 4.7% on the same quarter in 2003. Domestic sales of Australian wine increased 2.8% and wine imports increased 49.9%. Total disposals of Australian produced wine increased by 15.3% on the same quarter in 2003 with exports increasing by 26.7%.

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
Dec Qtr 2003
121,469
5,326
126,795
132,776
254,245
Dec Qtr 2004
124,813
7,984
132,797
r168,205
r293,018

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