Statistics

Statistical information from The 2020 Australian and New Zealand Wine Industry Directory
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Highlights of 2019

  • The total estimated value of the crush increased by 6% to $1.17 billion, with the lower tonnages offset by higher average prices.
  • Average purchased grape price increased by 9%.
  • Australian domestic sales totalled 494 million litres.
  • The export market continued on an upwards trajectory growing by another 4% to $2.86 billion, coupled with a 10.5% increase in value per litre to $3.58 per litre.
  • Shiraz continues its domination of crush varieties in tonnage with an increase of 9% in price in spite of a 2% decline in crush volume. The average purchase price of red grapes showed an increase of 9% up from $772 per tonne in 2018 to $845 per tonne in 2019.
  • The Prosecco crush increased by 42% from 7018 tonnes in 2018 to 9936 tonnes in 2019, accompanied by a 10% increase in price. The average purchase price in 2019 was $835 per tonne, approximately 80% above the national average for all white winegrapes of $462 per tonne.
  • The average across all varieties increased by 9% to $664 per tonne – the highest since 2008.
  • Average export prices continued on a steadily increasing trend growing by 10% to $3.58/litre FOB.
  • Wine import value increased by 5% from $809 million in 2018 to $850 million in 2019.
  • Accolade Wines is again Australia’s top wine producer by volume, while Treasury Wine Estates continues its lead as the biggest revenue earner.
Snapshot 2018 2019 Change (%)
Winegrape intake (tonnes) 1,779,179 1,728,454 -2.9%
Australian crush (million tonnes) 1.68 1.73 3.0%
Australian domestic sales (ML) 496 494 -0.4%
Average purchased grape price (A$/tonne) 609 664 9.0%
Exports (year to June) (ML) 852 801 -6.0%
(A$ million) 2,757 2,864 3.9%
(A$/L) 3.24 3.58 10.5%
Imports (year to October) (ML) 96 100 4.0%
(US$ million) 809 850 5.1%
(US$/L) 8.41 8.49 1.0%

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

Table 3. Winegrape crush by year

Year Tonnes % change
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 -8.4
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 1.7
2017 1,992,819 17.0
2018 1,779,179 -10.7
2019 1,728,454 -2.9

Source: Wine Australia 2019 National Vintage Report.

Table 9. Australian premium wine exports – price segments of $10 or more

2018-19 Value change Growth rate
Price segment (A$/litre) Value ($million FOB) ($ million FOB)
Below $10 $1,880 -$21 -1%
$10.00 to $14.99 $263 $53 25%
$15.00 to $19.99 $78 $4 6%
$20.00 to $29.99 $243 $76 46%
$30.00 to $49.99 $124 $18 17%
$50.00 to $99.99 $183 -$39 -17%
$100.00 to $199.99 $43 $22 102%
$200.00 + $48 -$8 -14%
Total at $10 and above $983 $128 15%
Total value $2,864 $106 4%

Source: Wine Australia

Table 4. 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
2018-19 146 1,728 1,394 473

Source: Wine Australia National Vintage report 2019 and National Vineyard Scan 2019

Table 5. Winegrape prices by climate ($/tonne) and percentage of overall average price for each climate

Cool/ temperate % of average for cool varieties Warm inland % of average for warm varieties Total % of average for all varieties
Red
Barbera $1,544 101% 0% $657 78%
Cabernet Franc $1,455 95% $591 100% $1,233 146%
Cabernet Sauvignon $1,462 96% $606 102% $846 100%
Dolcetto $658 43% $428 72% $521 62%
Durif $1,239 81% $664 112% $695 82%
Grenache $1,757 115% $522 88% $986 117%
Lagrein $1,261 82% $794 134% $1,206 143%
Lambrusco 0% $677 114% $677 80%
Malbec $1,218 80% $564 95% $904 107%
Mataro/Mourvedre $1,584 104% $504 85% $852 101%
Merlot $966 63% $573 97% $645 76%
Montepulciano $1,746 114% $634 107% $960 114%
Muscat Rouge a Petits Grains $1,083 71% $500 85% $565 67%
Nero d’Avola $1,974 129% $869 147% $1,323 157%
Petit Verdot $1,202 79% $494 83% $511 60%
Pinot Meunier $1,517 99% 0% $1,517 180%
Pinot Noir $1,699 111% $480 81% $1,027 122%
Ruby Cabernet 0% $531 90% $531 63%
Sangiovese $1,306 85% $510 86% $986 117%
Shiraz $1,637 107% $611 103% $901 107%
Tempranillo $1,594 104% $557 94% $1,038 123%
Other red $1,619 106% $507 86% $655 77%
Red Total $1,530 $592 $845
White
Chardonnay $1,096 100% $367 102% $464 101%
Chenin blanc $908 83% $273 76% $409 89%
Colombard 0% $277 77% $277 60%
Fiano $1,540 140% $455 126% $718 155%
Gewurztraminer $824 75% $355 98% $384 83%
Gruner Veltliner $1,726 157% 0% $1,696 367%
Marsanne $1,260 115% $363 100% $469 102%
Moscato Giallo 0% $305 84% $305 66%
Muscat Blanc a Petits Grains $1,063 97% $336 93% $352 76%
Muscat Gordo Blanco 0% $276 76% $276 60%
Pinot Gris/Grigio $1,185 108% $489 135% $628 136%
Prosecco $1,029 94% $549 152% $835 181%
Riesling $1,220 111% $346 96% $907 196%
Roussanne $1,457 133% 0% $432 93%
Sauvignon Blanc $1,055 96% $432 119% $569 123%
Semillon $947 86% $331 92% $409 89%
Sultana 0% $257 71% $257 56%
Verdelho $974 89% $316 87% $490 106%
Vermentino $1,182 108% $437 121% $567 123%
Viognier $1,308 119% $388 107% $522 113%
Other white $1,473 134% $317 88% $430 93%
White Total $1,096 $361 $462
Grand Total $1,394 $473 $664

Source: Wine Australia 2019 National Vintage Report

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