Databases

  • Database of Regional, National and Global Winegrape Bearing Areas by Variety, 1960 to 2016

    by Kym Anderson and Signe Nelgen, September 2020

    The book entitled 'Which winegrape varieties are grown where? A global empirical picture (Revised Edition)' is a unique compendium of data on winegrape bearing areas by variety and region. In its first edition it drew on the Anderson and Aryal database of December 2013, which covered 48 countries for the years 2000 and 2010 in detail plus less-complete national data for circa 1990, 1980, 1970 and 1960. That database and book have since been revised, expanded and updated to 2016. The first version of the book was awarded the 2014 OIV Prize from the Organisation Internationale de la Vigne et du Vin for the best viticulture book published in 2013. It was downloaded more than 100,000 times by end-2018. The revised version is downloadable as a free ebook from the University of Adelaide Press here or by clicking the 2nd blue button below. It is also purchasable as an 800-page print-on-demand paperback from online bookstores such as Amazon. The first blue button below allows free access to the data and files on which the ebook drew.

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    Citation for database: Anderson, K. and S. Nelgen, Database of Regional, National and Global Winegrape Bearing Areas by Variety, 1960 to 2016, Wine Economics Research Centre, University of Adelaide, September 2020 (slightly revised May 2021).

    Citation for book: Anderson, K. and S. Nelgen, Which Winegrape Varieties are Grown Where? A Global Empirical Picture (Revised Edition), Adelaide: University of Adelaide Press, 2020. Freely available as an ebook. A softcover print-on-demand version can be purchased from Amazon.

  • Annual Database of Global Wine Markets, 1835 to 2019

    by Kym Anderson and Vicente Pinilla (with the assistance of A.J. Holmes), November 2017, revised and updated August 2021

    The motivation to assemble these historical annual data was to learn more about wine’s globalization, and to publish a revised version of our Global Wine Markets statistical compendium (see citation at bottom of this page). Some of the world’s leading wine economists and historians have contributed to this database, and have and drawn on it to examine national wine market developments before, during and in between the 19th century and current waves of globalization. Their initial analyses cover all key wine-producing and wine-consuming countries using a common methodology to explain long-term trends and cycles in national wine production, consumption, and trade. Those analytical narratives are available in 'Wine Globalization: A New Comparative History', edited by Kym Anderson and Vicente Pinilla (Cambridge University Press, January 2018). The first blue button below allows downloading the data and files from the ebook by Anderson, K., S. Nelgen and V. Pinilla, 'Global Wine Markets, 1860 to 2016: A Statistical Compendium', University of Adelaide Press, 2017. The second blue button allows downloading the ebook. 

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    Citation for database: Anderson, K. and V. Pinilla (with the assistance of A.J. Holmes), Annual Database of Global Wine Markets, 1835 to 2019, freely available in Excel at the University of Adelaide’s Wine Economics Research Centre, August 2021.

    Citation for book: Anderson, K., S. Nelgen and V. Pinilla Global Wine Markets, 1860 to 2016: A Statistical Compendium, Adelaide: University of Adelaide Press, 2017. Freely available as an ebook. A softcover print-on-demand version can be purchased from Amazon.

  • Annual Database of National Beverage Consumption Volumes and Expenditures, 1950 to 2015

    Since the 1950s, the consumption of alcoholic beverages has changed very considerably around the world. In high-income countries, consumers tended to drink mostly what could be best produced domestically (spirits in the cold north, wine in temperate climates, and beer in many countries including those too cold for winegrapes yet warm enough to grow malting barley). With increasing globalization and interactions between cultures, however, countries are converging in their beverage consumption patterns. In emerging economies, meanwhile, much of their alcohol was produced at home and not recorded, but that too is changing with their urbanization and income growth.

              This new database covers all countries of the world, introduces two new summary indicators to capture the extent of convergence in national alcohol consumption levels and in their mix of beverages, and distinguishes countries according to whether their alcoholic focus was on wine, beer or spirits in the early 1960s as well as their geographic region and their real per capita income. For recent decades expenditure data are included and we compare alcohol with soft drink retail expenditure, and show what difference it makes when WHO estimates of unrecorded alcohol volumes are included as part of total alcohol consumption.

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    Citation: Holmes, A.J. and K. Anderson, Annual Database of National Beverage Consumption Volumes and Expenditures, 1950 to 2015. Wine Economics Research Centre, University of Adelaide, July 2017.

  • Australian Grape and Wine Industry Database, 1843 to 2013

    Our book entitled 'Growth and Cycles in Australia's Wine Industry: A Statistical Compendium, 1843 to 2013' draws on a compilation of annual data on the economic history of the development of the grape and wine industry in Australia. The first blue button below allows downloading the data and files from the ebook, and the second blue button allows downloading the ebook. A softcover print-on-demand version can be purchased from Amazon.

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    Citation for database: Anderson, K. and N. Aryal, Australian Grape and Wine Industry Database, 1843 to 2013, Wine Economics Research Centre, University of Adelaide, February 2015.

    Citation for book: Anderson, K. (with the assistance of N. Aryal), Growth and Cycles in Australia’s Wine Industry: A Statistical Compendium, 1843 to 2013, Adelaide: University of Adelaide Press, 2015. Freely available as an ebook. A softcover print-on-demand version can be purchased from Amazon.

  • Australian Winegrape Vine Area, Production and Price Database, by Region and Variety, 1956 to 2021

    The vigneron’s choice of winegrape varieties to grow depends on many things, both physical (terroir) and economic. Both opportunities and competitive challenges abound for producers seeking to attract the attention of consumers by differentiating their product, or alternatively by emulating the most successful producers. One strategy for producers to attract consumer attention has been to display names of (especially popular) grape varieties on wine bottle labels. Its success, particularly for popular lower-priced New World wines, has led to regulators in the European Union acceding to some degree to demands for a freeing up of labelling laws so as to allow such labelling there. As well, producers in the New World are increasingly realizing the marketing value of going beyond country of origin to regional labelling as another form of product differentiation – something that has long been practiced by Europe’s traditional producers. Meanwhile, producers everywhere are well aware of the impact climate changes (higher temperatures, more extreme weather events, …) are having on the quality their winegrapes and on vineyard yields and production costs. Adaptation strategies include switching to warmer-climate or more-resilient grape varieties, and re-locating to a region at a higher latitude or elevation to retain the current mix of grape varieties in their portfolio. Especially in the New World, where regions are still trying to identify their varietal comparative advantages and where regulations do not restrict varietal choice, winegrowers are continually on the lookout for attractive alternative varieties that do well in climates similar to what they expect theirs to become in the decades ahead.

              To see how those various forces are affecting plantings in Australia, and to be able to analyze those trends, we are putting together a time series of winegrape data for Australia and its various wine regions. As of December 2021 we have compiled data for 21 vintages from 2001 to 2021 for the wine regions of South Australia, which produces around half of the nation’s winegrapes and wine. In early 2022 this will be replaced by an expanded Excel file to include data for the wine regions of other Australian states, and for national varietal data going back to 1956.

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    Citation for database: Anderson, K. and G. Puga (2021), Database of South Australian Winegrape Vine Area, Crush, Price, and Per Hectare Production Volume and Value, by Region and Variety, 2001 to 2021, Wine Economics Research Centre, University of Adelaide, December.                https://economics.adelaide.edu.au/wine-economics/databases

  • Global Wine Markets, 1961 to 2009: A Statistical Compendium

    by Kym Anderson and Signe Nelgen

    The Wine Economics Research Centre has produced various  revisions and updates of its global wine market statistics. The latest version was updated to 2016 and backdated to 1860 in Anderson, Nelgen and Pinilla (November 2017). The preceding version, 'Global Wine Markets, 1961 to 2009: A Statistical Compendium' is still available. The first blue button below allows downloading the data and files from the ebook, and the second blue button allows downloading the ebook. 

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    Citation for database: Anderson, K. and S. Nelgen, Database of Global Wine Markets, 1961 to 2009, Wine Economics Research Centre, University of Adelaide, March 2011.

    Citation for book: Anderson, K. and S. Nelgen, Global Wine Markets, 1961 to 2009: A Statistical Compendium, Adelaide: University of Adelaide Press, 2011. Freely available as an ebook.

  • Data on the economic contributions and characteristics of grapes and wine to rural regions of Australia

    Over the two decades each side of the new millennium, the Australian wine industry went through a remarkable period of export-oriented growth. The vineyard area in Australia trebled over the 20 vintages to 2008. Today, nearly two-thirds of Australia's production is exported and production itself increased nearly four-fold. Moreover, the average price of wine exports more than trebled in nominal terms over that period. Meanwhile, domestic consumption of wine has become more focused on higher-quality offerings. This export-led growth and quality upgrading, assisted by marketing efforts of wineries as well as ‘Brand Australia' generic promotion abroad, has added remarkable wealth and vitality to many rural regions of Australia and it has also altered the characteristics of production.

    Working Paper 2010-01