Australian wine sales fall

09 January, 2009
Export of Australian wine fell 15.1% in value in the 12 months ending November 2008.

Export of Australian wine fell 15.1% in value in the 12 months ending November 2008. 

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics November 2008 report, exports of Australian produced wine decreased by 26.3% this month, to 50.5 million litres. The value of exported wine in November 2008 was $189.1 million, a decrease of 25.5% from the previous month.  

Australia exported 695.5 million litres, with a total value of $2.5 billion in the twelve months ending November 2008. This was a fall of 11.9% in volume and a decrease of 15.1% in value over the corresponding period to November 2007. 

Domestic wine sales have also dropped and the trend estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced wine was 34.7 million litres in November 2008, a decrease of 0.5% from October 2008. 

The seasonally adjusted estimate, which allows relative comparisons to be drawn from month to month all year, was 34.7 million litres this month, down 1.3% from October 2008 and 2.2% on November last year. 

WHITE TABLE WINE  

The trend estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced white wine was 16.9 million litres this month, 0.1% lower than last month and was 3.4% lower than November 2007. 

The seasonally adjusted estimate was 16.9 million litres in November 2008, down 1.8% from October 2008 and 2.4% lower than November 2007. 

RED/ROSÉ TABLE WINE 

The trend estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced red and rosé wine fell by 0.5% to 12.4 million litres this month also showing a fall of 2.6% on the same month last year. 

The seasonally adjusted estimate was 12.6 million litres in November 2008, an increase of 1.9% on October 2008 and 1.5% higher than November 2007.





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