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September 2018 Data  -  Released on October 15, 2018
 
U.S. Wine Sales Rise 3% as Consumers Trade Up
U.S. wine sales rose 3% to $3.8 billion in September versus a year ago. Off-premise sales at multiple-outlet and convenience stores IRI tracks fell 1% to $659 million in the four weeks ended Sept. 9, but were strong relative to volume. Good shipping weather boosted direct-to-consumer (DtC) shipments 14% to $252 million, with average bottle price increasing 5% to $39. Strong demand for winemaking positions lifted Winejobs.com's Winery Job Index 1% to 218.
 
 
Total U.S. Wine Sales » Month   12 Months  
September 2018 $3,797 mil
3%
$47,024 mil
5%
September 2017 $3,698 mil $44,901 mil
     
Off-Premise Sales
IRI Channels »
Month   12 Months  
September 2018 $659 mil
-1%
$8,981 mil
2%
September 2017 $667 mil $8,836 mil
     
Direct-to-Consumer Shipments » Month   12 Months  
September 2018 $252 mil
14%
$2,896 mil
13%
September 2017 $222 mil $2,570 mil
     
Winery Job Index » Month   12 Months  
September 2018 218
1%
336
7%
September 2017 216 314
     
 
 
 
 
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