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August 2016 Data Released on 09.15.2016
 
Direct-to-Consumer Shipments Lead Domestic Wine Sales
Growth continued in the sales of U.S. wine in August, rising 4% to $2.8 billion. Direct-to-consumer shipments showed the strongest growth, while IRI off-premise channels posted steady gains. Wine industry hiring activity remained strong, with job listings increasing 10%.
 
 
Total U.S. Wine Sales » Month   12 Months  
August 2016 $2,813 mil
4%
$39,201 mil
3%
August 2015 $2,702 mil $37,894 mil
     
Off-Premise Sales
IRI Channels »
Month   12 Months  
August 2016 $622 mil
5%
$8,507 mil
6%
August 2015 $591 mil $8,044 mil
     
Direct-to-Consumer Shipments » Month   12 Months  
August 2016 $112 mil
39%
$2,167 mil
14%
August 2015 $80 mil $1,908 mil
     
Winery Job Index » Month   12 Months  
August 2016 286
10%
284
8%
August 2015 260 263
     
 
Data sources: bw166.com, IRI, ShipCompliant, winejobs.com
 
 
 
 
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