Australia exported 575.2m litres with a value of A$2.5 billion in the 12 months ending May 2004, an increase of 12.6% in volume and 1.1% in value over the corresponding period to May 2003.

The latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics also showed that exports of Australian produced wine increased 11.3% over April 2004 to 54.4 million litres.

Domestic sales of Australian produced wine was 36.0m litres in May 2004, an increase of 0.9% on April 2004 and 6.6% on May 2003.

The trend estimate for domestic sales of white table wine increased 0.7% on April 2004 and 6.5% on May 2003 while red and rosé table wine increased 0.8% on April 2004 and 5.0% on May 2003.

The seasonally adjusted estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced wine was 36.5m litres in May 2004, an increase of 5.4% on April 2004.

The seasonally adjusted estimate for domestic sales of white table wine increased 2.8% on April 2004 while red and rosé table wine increased 8.9% on April 2004.

In original terms, 33.9m litres of Australian produced wine was sold domestically by winemakers in May 2004, an increase of 0.6% on April 2004 and 1.6% on May 2003.