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 2017-18 Wine Production Sales and Inventory report show that Australian wine production was 1.29 billion litres (143 million 9-litre case equivalents) and total Australian wine sales were 1.35 billion litres (150 million cases).
Strong growth in exports and stable domestic demand saw total sales increase by just under 8 million cases (6 per cent) compared with the previous year, while a smaller grape crush in 2018 led to a decrease in wine production of 10 million cases (7 per cent).
Total Australian wine inventory at 30 June 2018 is estimated to be 1.88 billion litres, and to have decreased by 94 million litres (5 per cent) compared with the previous year.
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. A separate survey is conducted of the 2098 small wineries with an estimated crush of up to 500 tonnes. Other data sources used include: ABS, IRI MarketEdge, Dept of Agriculture and Water Resources (Levies unit), Winetitles and the Wine Australia export database.