The Australian Bureau of Statistics said today that in 2003-04 exports of Australian wine totalled 578.3m litres, an increase of 11.5% on 2002-03. However, the growth rate is a considerable slowdown from the 24% seen in 2002-2003, the 23.7% growth in 2001-2002 and the 18.7% seen in 2000-2001.