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New Zealand Wine Industry Statistics
Updated: 26 August 2006

The Wine Industry statistics below come from the Annual Reports of the Wine Institute of New Zealand at the June year end. The Institute's website www.nzwine.com has more comprehensive statistics spanning the last 10 years.

General Statistics
  2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Number of Wineries 382 398 421 463 516 530
Productive vine area (hectares) 11,648 13,787 15,800 17,809 21,002 22,107
Average Yield (tonnes per hectare) 6.1 8.6 4.8 9.1 6.9 8.4
Average Grape Price (NZ$ / per tonne) $1441.00 $1634.00 $1929.00 $1876.00 $1792.00 NA
Tonnes Crushed 71,000 118,700 76,400 165,500 142,000 185,000
Total Production (millions of litres) 53.3 89.0 55.0 119.2 102.2 133.2
Domestic Sales (millions of litres) 36.2 32.6 35.3 35.5 45.0 50.0
Consumption per Capita (NZ wine) 9.3 litres 8.3 litres 8.8 litres 8.8 litres 11.2 litres 12.1 litres
Export Volume (millions of litres) 19.2 23.0 27.1 31.1 51.4 57.8
Export Value (NZ$ / millions) $198.1 m $246.4 m $281.9 m $302.6 m $434.9 m $512.4 m

Harvest Reports
Harvest 2006 - In Line With Expectations
Harvest 2005 - Second Largest Ever
Harvest 2004 - Expectations are High
Harvest 2003 - Low Yields Dominate
Harvest 2002 - Preliminary Totals
Harvest 2001 - End of Vintage Report
Harvest 2001 - Progress Report


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