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Australian wine: Production, sales and inventory report

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.

Report summary

The results of the 2020-21 Wine Production Sales and Inventory Report show that Australian wine production in 2020-21 was just under 1.5 billion litres (165 million 9-litre case equivalents), 34 per cent above the previous year’s production and 22 per cent above the 10-year average.

Production of red wine was 854 million litres or 95 million 9-litre cases, making up 58 per cent of production and increasing its share by one percentage point since 2019–20. Red wine production was 40 per cent above 2019–20 and 32 per cent above the 10-year average.

White wine production was 628 million litres (70 million cases), an increase of 27 per cent compared with last year and 10 per cent above the 10-year average. Based on these figures and preliminary estimates from the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV), Australia was the fifth largest wine producer in the world, accounting for 5.7 per cent of the 2021 harvest.

Total sales volume decreased by 4 per cent to 1.17 billion litres or 130 million cases, with both exports and domestic sales declining. Domestic wine sales accounted for 41 per cent of total sales volume, the largest share since 2013–14.

As a result of the big increase in production and slight reduction in sales, the national wine inventory increased by 24 per cent to 2.1 billion litres. Stock-to-sales ratios increased to 2.05 for reds and 1.53 for whites, above the 10-year averages of 1.58 and 1.30 respectively.

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.


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This content is restricted to wine exporters and levy-payers. Some reports are available for purchase to non-levy payers/exporters.

Levy payers/exporters
Non-levy payers/exporters
Find out more

This content is restricted to wine exporters and levy-payers. Some reports are available for purchase to non-levy payers/exporters.