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Winegrape Production Outlook

According to the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES), winegrape production in 2012-13 is forecast to increase by 5%, to around 1.61 million tonnes, assuming drier seasonal conditions in eastern Australia than in the past two years (see table below). In 2013-14, production is projected to increase slightly to 1.63 million tonnes. This forecast primarily reflects a return to average yields (that is, without the disease pressures of the past two years) and a slight increase in bearing area. An expected increase in the bearing area is due to vines planted over the past three years coming into full bearing.

In the two years to 2013-14, wine grape production in the warm climate zones is expected to increase by 6%, relative to 2011-12. This projection is based on the assumption of favourable seasonal conditions and, accordingly, a recovery in the yields in these zones from the levels of 2011-12.

In the two years to 2013-14, wine grape production in the cool climate zones is expected to increase by a total of 7% relative to 2011-12. This projection is based on the assumption of favourable seasonal conditions and, accordingly, a recovery to longer-term averages following two wet seasons.

Projected specialist winegrape production in Australia, by zone

Estimated
production

Projected
production

11-12 kt

12-13 kt

13-14 kt

14-15 kt

South Australia

Barossa

74

82

90

90

Mt Lofty Ranges

51

63

67

67

Fleurieu

99

111

114

113

Limestone Coast

107

121

120

120

Lower Murray a

436

437

431

430

Far North and The Peninsulas

1

1

1

1

Total

769

815

822

821

New South Wales and ACT

Hunter Valley

11

13

15

15

Big Rivers (excl. Murray-Darling) a

249

284

301

303

Central Ranges

20

29

31

31

North and West New South Wales

0

1

1

1

Southern New South Wales

7

9

10

10

South Coast

2

2

2

2

ACT

0

0

0

0

Total

289

340

360

362

Victoria

Central

25

29

31

31

North East

19

22

23

23

Gippsland and Port Phillip

19

22

24

24

North West and Western Victoria

7

8

9

9

Total

69

81

86

87

Western Australia

South West Australia

61

60

61

61

Greater Perth and Other WA

7

7

7

7

Total

68

67

68

68

Murray-Darling - Swan Hill a

380

382

379

379

Tasmania

5

7

8

8

Queensland

1

1

2

2

Australia

1,582

1,695

1,725

1,727

aWarm climate zone. Source: ABARES Research Report 13.14 December 2013

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