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Wine

Volume 78: debated on Thursday 2 May 1985

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he will publish in the Official Report a table showing the guide intervention, threshold and other prices for wine in 1973 and each of the past five years, the corresponding market prices, the amount spent by way of price support, the volume of wine removed from the market, the total cost to the EEC of disposing of the surplus and production, imports and exports of wine in the EEC.

The information requested is provided in the following tables.

Averages
Guide price, activating price, reference price for wine and average weighted producer prices
ecu/per cent. vol./hectolitre
†Wine year‡Guide||Activating¶Reference*Average weighted producer prices
1972–731·701·612·172·312
1979–802·462·273·252·02
1980–812·602·383·471·97
1981–822·842·603·772·28
1982–833·152·894·172·51
1983–843·333·064·362·37
* Community of 9 only; all other figures are Community of 10 the 1972–73 figure covers table wine of R1 type only. Prices for remaining years calculated on R1/A1 average;
† Until 1984 the Commodity year ran from December to December; it now runs from September 1 to 31 August;
‡ The "Guide Price" is the equivalent of a target price;
|| The "Activating Price" is set at 92 per cent. of the Guide Price and triggers some intervention measures;
¶ The "Reference Price" is the Community threshold price for imports.
MECU
Wine
yearTotal cost of regimeSurplus disposal
197311n/a
1980300223
1981459369
1982571453
1983659454
1984*1,223*998
* Includes 179 mecu incurred in 1983 but paid in 1984.

Source: EC Commission Financial Reports (1973, 1980–83)

EC Commission working doc (1984)

Volume of wine removed from the market

millions of hectolitres

Year

Distillation under 337/79

Export refunds

Totals

1973n/a

*0·2

0·2
1979–8018·2

*2·0

20·2
1980–8122·92·325·2
1981–8213·92·316·2
1982–8321·32·123·4
1983–84†34·9n/a†34·9

* Estimate.

† Provisional.

Note: In 1973, export refunds on wine were to Scandinavian countries only, Norway, Sweden, Finland. It was extended to USSR and Eastern Bloc and other 3rd countries in 1975 with the exception of the USA.

Production, imports and exports of wine

millions of hectolitres

Year

Production

Imports

Exports

*1972–73

127·37·84·2
1979–80182·45·38·4
1980–81163·94·99·0
1981–82140·15·110·5
1982–83171·94·88·6
†1983–84167·34·810·4

* Community of 9; all other figures are Community of 10.

† Provisional.