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April 2017 Data Released on 05.12.2017
 
Steady Sales Growth Underpins Winemaking, DtC Hiring
U.S. wine sales continued to post steady growth in April. Domestic wine sales as a whole increased 4% versus April 2016, topping $3 billion, while off-premise sales tracked by market research firm IRI rose 3%. Direct-to-consumer shipments increased 13% versus a year earlier. Strong demand for winemaking and direct-to-consumer (DtC) staff defined winery hiring, with winemaking hiring in particular up 18%.
 
 
Total U.S. Wine Sales » Month   12 Months  
April 2017 $3,138 mil
4%
$39,778 mil
3%
April 2016 $3,020 mil $38,447 mil
     
Off-Premise Sales
IRI Channels »
Month   12 Months  
April 2017 $665 mil
3%
$8,711 mil
4%
April 2016 $647 mil $8,390 mil
     
Direct-to-Consumer Shipments » Month   12 Months  
April 2017 $227 mil
13%
$2,462 mil
19%
April 2016 $202 mil $2,069 mil
     
Winery Job Index » Month   12 Months  
April 2017 380
-3%
293
7%
April 2016 391 274
     
 
Data sources: bw166.com, IRI, ShipCompliant, winejobs.com
 
 
 
 
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