March sales of Australian wine showed no real signs of change with increased sales of white wine balancing the drop in red wine sales.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) reported total sales of Australian produced wine dropped 0.1% to 30.96m litres (0.4% lower than a year ago). Meanwhile 27.26m litres of wine, valued at A$151.10m ($77.43m) were exported in March up from 26.33m litres valued at A$136.06m ($69.7m) in February.

White table wine saw sales rise by 2.8% to 15.87m litres whereas sales of red and rose table wine fell 7.1% to 10.08m litres.

According to Dow Jones the average value of wine exports was A$5.54 ($2.84) a litre compared with A$4.96 litre the previous year.