Domestic sales of Australian fell in June from the month before, though exports continued to climb, according to figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

In original terms, 31.8m litres of Australian produced wine was sold domestically by winemakers in June 2005, a decrease of 17.7% on May 2005 and 5.8% on June 2004.

Exports of Australian produced wine increased 8.2% on May 2005 to 61.5m litres in June 2005.

Australia exported 669.9m litres with a value of $2.7 billion in the twelve months ending June 2005, an increase of 14.7% in volume and 8.9% in value over the corresponding period to June 2004.