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 2019-20 Wine Production Sales and Inventory Report show that Australian wine production in 2019-20 was just under 1.1 billion litres (121 million 9-litre case equivalents), 9 per cent below the previous year’s production and 10 per cent below the 10-year average.
The total volume of Australian wine sales in 2019–20 was just over 1.2 billion litres (136 million 9-litre cases), of which 40 per cent was sold on the domestic market and 60 per cent was exported. Domestic sales were down by 1 per cent, while exports were down 9 per cent.
The small decline in sales to the domestic market was consistent with long-term trends of moderation and premiumisation in mature wine markets, while the decline in exports was in line with lower Australian vintages in 2018 and 2019. COVID-19 did not appear to have a substantial impact on overall sales volumes during the period covered by the report.
Despite sales decreasing overall by 6 per cent compared with 2018–19, sales still exceeded the volume of wine and other grape products produced by over 60 million litres.
As a result, Wine Australia estimates that stocks of Australian wine and other grape products have fallen by approximately 70 million litres (4 per cent) to 1.7 billion litres, the lowest since 2011–12.
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.