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Our Economic Indicators All Positive as 2012 Ends

February 2013
 
by Jim Gordon
 
 
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Off-premise sales, direct-to-consumer shipments and the Winery Job Index all grew in 2012, as confirmed by the December data for each of these metrics. Domestic wine sales in major retail stores reached $5 billion for the year; DtC sales neared $1.5 billion, and winery job activity hit an all-time high. The December Winery Job Index surpassed all other Decembers since 2007. The 2012 index average hit an all-time high, too. More information is available on these metrics and others at winesandvines.com/metrics.

 

 
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Off-Premise Sales » Month   12 Months  
March 2013 $546 million
5%
$6,988 million
7%
March 2014 $572 million $7,451 million
     
Direct-to-Consumer Shipments » Month   12 Months  
March 2013 $177 million
20%
$1,483 million
10%
March 2014 $213 million $1,634 million
     
Winery Job Index » Month   12 Months  
March 2013 253
15%
166
27%
March 2014 292 210
     
 
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