Statistics

Statistics information from The Australian and New Zealand Wine Industry Directory
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Highlights of 2018:
• The total winegrape intake decreased by 10% to 1.79 million tonnes in 2018.
However, this is comparable to the long-term average of 1.76 million tonnes.
• Australian grapegrowers enjoyed the highest price over the last decade
with the average price across all varieties improving by 8% to $609/tonne.
• Australian domestic wine sales totalled $3.5 billion, an increase of 6% from
2017.
• Export market continues to thrive with the export value growing by 20% to
$2.76 billion, according to Wine Australia.
• Shiraz continues to dominate the red crush. Average price for Shiraz is
$18.11 per litre indicating an 8% rise compared to 2017.
• The top 20 producers had a successful year earning an estimated $4 billion
in revenue.
• Average export prices grew by 9% to $3.24/litre FOB.
• Wine import value increased to $887 million.
• Accolade Wines remained Australia’s top wine producer by volume, while
Treasury Wine Estates extended its lead as the biggest revenue earner.

Snapshot 2017 2018 Change (%)
Australian wine companies 2,377 2,257 -0.05
Winegrape intake (tonnes) 1,929,630 1,794,182 -10.0
Total value Australian crush ($A million) 641 638 -1.1
Australian domestic sales ($A million) 3,300 3,500 6.0
Average purchased grape price ($A/tonne) 565 609 8.0
Exports (year to June) (ML) 777.6 851.7 10.0
(A$ million) 2,309 2,757 20.0
(A$/L) 2.97 3.24 9.0
Imports (year to October) (ML) 96.7 104.8 14.0
(A$ million) 731.8 886.5 21.0
(A$/L) 7.73 8.46 6.0

Sources: Winetitles Media, Winemakers’ Federation of Australia, Wine Australia, ABS. All data is year to June, unless indicated.

Wine crush by year

Year

Tonnes

% change

2000

1,147,018

1.8

2001

1,391,082

21.3

2002

1,649,574

18.6

2003

1,329,595

-19.4

2004

1,816,556

36.6

2005

1,923,861

5.9

2006

1,901,560

-1.2

2007

1,370,690

-27.9

2008

1,837,034

34.0

2009

1,683,641

-8.3

2010

1,533,246

-8.9

2011

1,639,080

6.9

2012

1,666,370

1.7

2013

1,822,790

9.4

2014

1,675,073

-8.1

2015

1,702,811

1.6

2016

1,807,207

6.1

2017

1,992,819

10.3%

2018

1,794,182

-10.0%

Source: Wine Australia 2018 National Vintage Report.

Premium price segments

Price segment
($A/litre)

Value
($ million FOB)

Value change
($ million FOB)

Growth rate (%)

Below $10

$1,902

$187

11%

$10 – 14.99

$210

$30

17%

$15 – 19.99

$74

-$9.8

-12%

$20 – 29.99

$167

$78

87%

$30 – 49.99

$106

$38

55%

$50 – 99.99

$222

$102

86%

$100 – 199.99

$22

$8.5

66%

$200+

$56

$17.5

46%

Total

$2,757

$451

20%

Source: Wine Australia

Winegrape production and prices

Year

Production

Prices

Bearing area
(‘000 ha)

Crush (kt)

Cool climate ($/t)

Warm climate ($/t)

2009–10

152

1,603

959

298

2010–11

155

1,639

874

285

2011–12

145

1,665

978

339

2012–13

133

1,823

1,156

351

2013–14

127

1,674

1,140

300

2014–15

132

1,712

1,148

289

2015–16

130

1,845

1,202

313

2016–17

134

1,930

1,232

345

2017–18

135

1,794

1,342

396

Source: Wine Australia National Vintage report 2018 and ABS

Winegrape prices by climate ($/tonne)

Variety

Total average price

% for all varieties

Warm Inland

% for all warm varieties

Cool Climate

% for all cool
varieties

White grapes

Chardonnay

433

71%

334

84%

1044

78%

Chenin Blanc

412

68%

250

63%

842

63%

Colombard

250

41%

250

63%

0

0%

Marsanne

467

77%

364

92%

1122

84%

Muscat à PGB

330

54%

310

78%

1031

77%

Muscat Gordo Blanco

248

41%

248

63%

n/a

n/a

Pinot Gris/Grigio

670

110%

500

126%

1234

92%

Riesling

892

146%

329

83%

1171

87%

Sauvignon Blanc

589

97%

407

103%

1055

79%

Semillon

402

66%

294

74%

917

68%

Traminer

370

61%

329

83%

845

63%

Verdelho

493

81%

342

86%

997

74%

Viognier

537

88%

363

92%

1259

94%

Red grapes

Cabernet Sauvignon

741

122%

475

120%

1351

101%

Durif

601

99%

554

140%

1158

86%

Grenache

1061

174%

400

101%

1639

122%

Malbec

757

124%

469

118%

1135

85%

Mataro/Mourvedre

830

136%

434

110%

1512

113%

Merlot

535

88%

454

115%

868

65%

Muscat à PGR

460

76%

404

102%

1506

112%

Nero d’Avola

1825

300%

0

0%

1825

136%

Petit Verdot

431

71%

405

102%

970

72%

Pinot Noir

1002

165%

425

107%

1692

126%

Ruby Cabernet

425

70%

425

107%

n/a

n/a

Sangiovese

814

134%

396

100%

1186

88%

Shiraz

822

135%

481

122%

1602

119%

Tempranillo

1083

178%

458

116%

1513

113%

Source: Wine Australia 2018 National Vintage Report

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