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1329.0.55.001 - Vineyards Estimates, Australia, Preliminary, 2006-07  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 11/10/2007   
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Preliminary estimates show the total production of grapes for the 2007 harvest decreased by 23% from last year's harvest to stand at 1.5 million tonnes. The largest producing state, South Australia, recorded the largest decrease in production (down 34% to 582,000 tonnes). New South Wales production decreased by 17% to 423,000 tonnes and Victorian production decreased by 15% to 424,000 tonnes.

The total area of vines reported increased by 3% to stand at a record 173,000 hectares in the 2007 season. This compares with the 2006 record estimate of 169,000 hectares. Slight increases were reported across most states with minimal change in Victoria and South Australia.

GRAPES(a)

Australia
2007p


2005
2006
2007p
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT

AREA OF VINES AT HARVEST (ha)

Bearing
153 204
158 167
163 559
39 806
36 859
2 911
70 068
12 363
1 206
228
118
Not yet bearing: planted or grafted prior to collection year
7 369
6 768
6 147
1 635
1 495
78
2 262
487
174
16
1
Not yet bearing: planted or grafted during collection year
6 093
3 856
3 666
1 200
607
99
1 288
395
77
-
1
Total area of vines
166 665
168 791
173 371
42 640
38 961
3 088
73 618
13 245
1 457
244
119

GRAPE PRODUCTION (fresh weight) (t)

Total production
2 026 500
1 981 198
1 525 711
422 973
424 186
16 532
581 663
72 930
5 187
1 682
557
Yield (t/ha)(b)
13.2
12.5
9.3
10.6
11.5
5.7
8.3
5.9
4.3
7.4
4.7

ha hectares
p preliminary data
t tonnes
- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
(a) Where figures have been rounded, discrepancies may occur between sums of the component items and totals. Varietal information will be available in Australian Wine and Grape Industry (cat. no. 1329.0) due for release in January 2008. (b) Yield represents the quantity of grapes produced per hectare of bearing vines.


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