The spate of record volume and value exports for Australian wine continues with year-end October results showing 445m litres were shipped, up 22%, on the year to October 31, 2001 with a value of A$2.15 billion, (US$1.18 billion), up 25%.

There was also a 2.5% increase in the average dollar per litre in the period.

Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation figures showed that bottled table wine remains the growth engine, 350m litres of the total - up 66m litres - compared with bulk table wine sales of 61m litres.