8504.0 - Sales of Australian Wine and Brandy by Winemakers, Aug 2008  
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IMPORTS AND DISPOSALS OF AUSTRALIAN PRODUCED WINE


WINE IMPORTS CLEARED FOR HOME CONSUMPTION

In original terms, 5.0 million litres of wine, valued at $42.6 million were imported in August 2008, a rise of 5.6% in quantity. The value of imports was 30.4% higher than July 2008. The average value of wine imports cleared for home consumption in August 2008 was $8.52 per litre up from $6.90 per litre in July 2008.

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 June quarter 2008 shows that wine available for consumption in Australia increased 2.4% on the same quarter in 2007. Domestic sales of Australian wine decreased 2.4%, and wine imports increased 82.6%. Total disposals of Australian produced wine decreased by 8.5% on the same quarter in 2007 with exports falling 11.9%.

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

2005-06
432 372
24 369
456 741
721 771
1 154 143
2006-07
447 832
34 275
482 107
786 926
1 234 758
2007-08
426 421
53 311
479 732
r714 622
r1 141 043
June Quarter 2007
105 480
6 378
111 858
192 534
298 014
June Quarter 2008
102 939
11 646
114 585
r169 592
r272 531

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