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Predictions for the wine industry in 2021

If you go back 12 months, it is unlikely that any of the predictions for the year ahead would have fully outlined what 2020 brought to us. With the global market now changed, and adapting or pivoting its way through the global pandemic some of the patterns from 2020 and before can still be used

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What’s in Wine Australia’s $50m export and regional support package?

The Australian Government has invested $50 million to grow Australia’s wine exports and showcase the nation’s wine tourism offering in key markets. The program, known as the Export and Regional Wine Support Package, originally was to run for four years and conclude on 30 June 2020. However, significant in-market activities were postponed as a result of

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Stability during pandemic highlights SE Asian emerging wine markets for Australian exports

On Sunday 15 November 2020, Ministers from 15 countries signed the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), including Australia and members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). This week’s Market Bulletin will examine a group of emerging wine markets within the Southeast Asian region. The Southeast Asian group of markets received $178 million worth

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Australian wine exports defy the pandemic

Australian wine exports have defied the COVID-19 pandemic by continuing steady growth in all top-five markets and increasing in overall value by four per cent to $2.998bn. Wine Australia’s Export Report shows that in the 12 months ended September 2020 the average value of Australian wine exports also increased by four per cent, to $3.89

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Small wineries saved this year with 50% relying on direct-to-customer sales

Wine sales direct to consumers grew by 7 per cent in value in 2019–20, outperforming other sales channels, according to the results of Wine Australia’s Wine Direct-to-Consumer survey report 2020, released today. Overall, wine sales via all channels declined by 3 per cent during the same period. Across the sector, direct-to-consumer (DTC) sales make up an

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2020 Not all bad: record growth for Aussie wine exports to Europe

In a reversal of recent trends, in 2019–20 Europe became the growth centre for Australian wine exports. The destination market behind this growth is Australian wine’s number one export market by volume – the United Kingdom (UK). Year-on-year export value change by destination region, year ended June 2020 Source: Wine Australia In the year ended

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Emerging wine AgTech supported by nearly $1m project

An $870,000 project to demonstrate emerging wine industry technologies will be undertaken in South Australia thanks to a partnership between the Marshall Liberal Government and Wine Australia. The Marshall Liberal Government has committed $200,000 to establish AgTech demonstrations in the Barossa at Nuriootpa and in the Riverland at Loxton. Minister for Primary Industries and Regional

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China’s ‘baseless’ anti-dumping Australian wine probe could wreak havoc on a struggling industry

China’s Ministry of Commerce announced an anti-dumping investigation into imports of Australian wine yesterday. The probe will look at whether Australian winemakers have been deliberately “dumping” exported wine into China at lower-than-market prices. A tactic which would undercut local Chinese wine producers and claim a disproportionally bigger market share.  The inquiry has sent shockwaves through

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