About the report
The Australian Wine: Production Sales and Inventory Report presents the results of the annual Wine Production, Sales and Inventory Survey, conducted by Wine Australia. The report aims to provide an overview of the current supply and demand situation for Australian wine.
The report includes the latest national statistics on:
- the Australian winegrape crush
- wine production
- domestic sales
- Australian wine exports
- total Australian wine sales and,
- inventory (along with inventory-to-sales ratios).
The report is updated annually, once that year's survey results are available.
The results of the 2018-19 Wine Production Sales and Inventory report show that Australian wine production was just under 1.2 billion litres (133 million 9-litre case equivalents), in line with the 10-year average.
The total sales volume of Australian wine in 2018–19 was just under 1.3 billion litres (144 million 9-litre cases), a reduction of 4 per cent compared with 2017–18, but still the second highest amount ever recorded and 6 per cent above the average for the past 10 years of 1.22 billion litres
Total Australian wine inventory at 30 June 2019 is estimated to be 1.77 billion litres, and to have decreased by 6 per cent (approximately 100 million litres) compared with the previous year.
The reduction in inventory is consistent with the fact that sales in 2018–19 exceeded wine production in 2019 by nearly 100 million litres.
See also the Cellar door and direct-to-consumer survey report.
About the survey
Wine Australia’s Wine Production, Sales and Inventory Survey is sent to the top 150 wineries based on grape crush size. This group is estimated to account for 90 per cent of total Australian wine production. Other data sources used include: ABS, IRI MarketEdge, Dept of Agriculture and Water Resources (Levies unit), Winetitles and the Wine Australia export database.