Looks like cheaper imports aren’t just affecting our gadget-buying habits. Quarterly data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) show that shipments of locally-produced wine have declined, while imports of wine have risen.
For the first quarter of this year, shipments of white wine fell 7.7% compared to the same period a year ago, while red wine was down 6.2%. At the same time, imports were up 2.2%, though they remain a small part of the overall market.
Have you noticed a change in your own wine-buying habits? Tell us (and tell us why) in the comments.