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Could Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement backfire

Australia crowing Australia has been crowing about the Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement (JAEPA) that came into effect in January 2015. Leading the cheerleaders has been the Australian wine industry. How good has it been for Australian wine exports? In figures to the end of March 2017, total volume shows no ...
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China wine imports down, Australia bucking trend

Up the down escalator Commentary is floating around on the topic of Chinese wine imports being in decline the first four months of 2017. Is Australia traveling up the down escalator? An article by Natalie Wang in The Drinks Business on 7 June said China’s wine imports grew 2.9 per ...
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Average price bottle of wine passes £5.50

Market trade The average price for a bottle of table wine in the UK has passed £5.50 ($9.50) per 75cl bottle for the first time, according to the Wine and Spirit Trade Association’s latest Market Report, covering the last three months of 2016. The new average is £5.56, up from ...
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Peru FTA, Trump Administration, global rankings

Peru P-plates The launch of Peru-Australia Free Trade Agreement (PAFTA) negotiations was announced on 24 May. All well and good. As yet, trade between the two countries is not large, amounting to a mere $504 million both ways in 2016. In merchandise trade, Australia exported $82 million worth of goods ...
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Marks & Sparks increases Australian range

Small sparks Australian wine in the UK may be embroiled in metamorphosis, and as yet the outcome may be uncertain, but there are small sparks of hope. High Street retailer Marks & Spencer has introduced a new range of four Australian wines. They include a Hunter Valley semillon from Tyrrell’s ...
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Top news from Wine Australia regarding exports

You’re a star, my old China It’s hard to top the news from Wine Australia on the exports for the three months ending 31 March 2017: “In the 12 months ended March 2017, the value of Australian wine exports grew by 10 per cent to $2.3 billion and volume increased ...
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Review Australian wine on trade-up mission OLN (UK)

In for a penny, in for a pound An article in the UK trade magazine, Off Licence News, on 20 April by Martin Green is worth a read. it’s headed, “Australian wine on trade-up mission”. The guts of the article is about getting higher prices for Australian wine. Several ...
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Pernod Ricard purring Elin McCoy champions Aus cabernet

Pernod pleasure Pernod Ricard (PR) has released its third-quarter results and appears pleased with the figures Its media release purring with pleasure. It recorded 3 per cent organic* sales growth over the quarter, bringing organic growth for the year to 4 per cent. * Organic growth is calculated after excluding ...
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Figures, figures and more figures

Epistle whistle The Paris-based International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV) has released its annual epistle on the state of global wine production and trade. There have been some slightly alarmist articles concerning lack of growth in vines planted, wine produced and consumption in 2016. In TKR’s opinion the lack ...
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Constellation Brands year end Australian admired wine brands

Bright Constellation The parts that make up the Constellation Brands (CB) company are shining brightly, according to the 2017 year-end results. The 2017 Constellation Brands financial year runs from 1 March 2016 to 28 February 2017. Liquor wise, the company is split into three: beer, wine and spirits. For ease ...
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