Australian wine exports reached new records in calendar 2001 with the with highest ever recorded sales by volume and value and the biggest increase in any previous year, according to Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation figures. Volume rose 21% over the previous calendar year to 375m litres while value increased by 19% to A$1.76 billion (US$880m). There was, however, a 1.5% decline in the average dollar per litre value of wine exported in 2001.