Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Wine Production industry has had an uneven performance over the past five years. Industry revenue declined over the two years through 2013-14 due to an oversupply of wine, the strong Australian dollar and fierce competition in export markets. However, depreciations in the Australian dollar after 2012-13; free trade agreements with South Korea, Japan and China; and weak harvests in Chile and Argentina are expected to lead to significant industry growth over the three years through 2016-17.
Industry operators have experienced a vicious cycle of oversupply over much of the past five-year period. Falling prices have not resulted in reduced production, and in many cases have led to the opposite effect... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The geographic spread of the industry is closely correlated with the distribution of wine grape production. Wine production facilities are typically located at or near vineyards to limit transport costs and ensure the freshest grapes are crushed. South Australia and Victoria tend to produce a higher proportion of premium wines than other states. New South Wales produces a higher proportion of low unit value wines. For the cider segment, a large proportion of establishments lie in Victoria and New South Wales.
South Australia dominates the Wine Production industry. In South Australia, wineries are concentrated in the south-east of the state, throughout the Barossa Valley, Clare Valley, Coonawarra, Eden Valley and Adelaide Hills regions... purchase to read more