Domestic wine sales dipped in Australia at the end of 2001 but export growth continued. The Australian Bureau of Statistics reported that exports remained on their upward curve. Wine sales in Australia fell by 3.8% in December, mainly due to a 5.3% reduction in white wine sales. However, exports rose by 9.9% to 29.9 million litres, representing a value of A$162 million. Exports were up by 24.4% for the quarter, against the previous three-month period.