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


WINE IMPORTS CLEARED FOR HOME CONSUMPTION

In original terms, 9.2 million litres of wine, valued at $62.8 million were imported in October 2008, a rise of 21.3% in quantity. The value of imports was 8.7% higher than September 2008. The average value of wine imports cleared for home consumption in October 2008 was $6.83 per litre down from $7.62 per litre in September 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 September quarter 2008 shows that wine available for consumption in Australia increased 4.5% on the same quarter in 2007. Domestic sales of Australian wine decreased 1.2%, and wine imports increased 64.2%. Total disposals of Australian produced wine decreased by 6.1% on the same quarter in 2007 with exports falling 8.7%.

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)
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2005-06
432 372
r27 165
r459 537
721 771
1 154 143
2006-07
r448 142
34 275
r482 417
786 926
r1 235 068
2007-08
r427 516
53 313
r480 829
r714 711
r1 142 227
September Quarter 2007
r110 906
10 528
r121 434
218 122
r329 028
September Quarter 2008
r109 552
r17 288
r126 840
r199 122
r308 674

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