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

    by Kym Anderson and Signe Nelgen, June 2020

    The book entitled 'Which winegrape varieties are grown where? A global empirical picture' is a unique compendium of data on winegrape bearing areas by variety and region. It draws 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. The ebook based on those data is being revised and updated in mid-2020. The 2013 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.

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    Citation: 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, June 2020.

  • Annual Database of Global Wine Markets, 1835 to 2018

    by Kym Anderson and Vicente Pinilla (with the assistance of A.J. Holmes), November 2017, revised and updated January 2020

    The motivation to assemble these historical annual data was to learn more about wine’s globalization. Some of the world’s leading wine economists and historians have contributed to and drawn on this database 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).

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    Citation: Anderson, K. and V. Pinilla (with the assistance of A.J. Holmes), Annual Database of Global Wine Markets, 1835 to 2018, freely available in Excel at the University of Adelaide’s Wine Economics Research Centre, January 2020.

  • 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. 

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

  • 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.

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  • 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