8504.0 - Sales of Australian Wine and Brandy by Winemakers, Sep 2008
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 06/11/2008
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SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS
AUSTRALIAN WINE DOMESTIC SALES
DOMESTIC WINE SALES
WHITE TABLE WINE
RED/ROSÉ TABLE WINE
AUSTRALIAN WINE EXPORTS
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Where figures have been rounded, discrepancies may occur between sums of the component items and totals.
ANNUAL PRODUCTION AND INVENTORIES UPDATE
Selected estimates are now available from the 2007 - 08 annual wine collection which covers Australian winemakers who crushed 50 tonnes or more of grapes during the year. The first release of grape crush and beverage wine production data for 2007-08 was released on 30 October 2008 in Australian Grape Crush & Wine Production, 2007-08 (ABS cat. no. 1329.0.55.003). A more detailed analysis of the larger wine industry, including inventories will be contained in Australian Wine and Grape Industry (ABS cat. no. 1329.0) which will be released in late November 2008.
For the 2008 vintage there were 382 locations around Australia which crushed 50 tonnes or more of grapes owned by 340 winemaking businesses. There were 1,830,673 tonnes of grapes crushed in 2007-08, an increase of 433,323 tonnes (31.0%) from last year. An estimated 958,103 tonnes of red grapes were crushed in 2007 - 08, while 872,570 tonnes of white grapes were crushed.
There were 1,240 million litres of beverage wine produced by winemakers that crushed more than 50 tonnes of grapes. This beverage wine production figure was 261.6 million litres (26.7%) more than the total for 2006-07.
Red/rosé table wine made up 672.5 million litres (54.2%) of the beverage wine produced in 2007-08. This was an increase of 200.2 million litres (42.4%) on the red/rosé table wine produced in the previous year. White table wine accounted for 552.5 million litres, a rise of 77.8 million litres (16.4%) on 2006-07.
Preliminary results for wine inventories show that at 30 June 2008, there was 1,984.2 million litres of beverage wine held by Australian winemakers crushing 400 or more tonnes of grapes, an increase of 6.3% on the 1,866.8 million litres held at 30 June 2007. This volume of stock held at 30 June 2008 includes 693.7 million litres of white wine and 1,096.0 million litres of red wine.
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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