AUS: Wine sales on the rise at home and abroad in May
Sales in May of Australian wine on the domestic market rose 13.7% on April 2007 to 39.1m litres. Domestic sales also increased by 8.0% when compared to May 2006.
According to figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, when the seasonally adjusted estimate for domestic sales of Australian produced wine was 38.2m litres in May 2007, an increase of 2.3% on April 2007.
The seasonally adjusted estimate for white table wine increased 2.2% on April 2007, while red and rosé table wine increased by 4.4% on April 2007. The seasonally adjusted estimate for other wine decreased 2.4% in May 2007.
Exports of Australian produced wine in May 2007 increased 6.0% on April 2007 to 68.1m litres on an unadjusted basis. Australia exported 794.8m litres with a value of A$2.9 billion in the 12 months ending May 2007, an increase of 11.2% in volume and 5.3% in value over the corresponding period to May 2006.
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