Australian wine exports value jumps to $2.78 billion

The value of Australian wine exports rose by 5 per cent in the year ending March 2019, to $2.78 billion, with the value of exports to seven of the top 10 markets all climbing.

Exports to Australia’s number one wine market, China, rose 7 per cent to $1.11 billion, while exports to the growing Asian markets of Japan (up 16 per cent) and Singapore (up 10 per cent) both recorded double-digit growth.

Pipers Brook Vineyard in Tasmania.Credit:Tasmania Tourism

The overall volume of wine exports for the year to the end of March actually fell slightly, by 3 per cent to 814 million litres, but this fall was more than compensated for by higher average prices for Australian wine sold overseas.

The figures, released by Wine Australia, showed that the average value of bottled wine jumped 9 per cent to $6.24 per litre, which was described by Wine Australia as a “near-record”.


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