Cookies required for full site functionality. Click for guide to enable.
Wine Industry Metrics   Please select:
  
  METRICS EMAIL SIGN UP »
WinesVinesAnalytics    
 
December 2016 Data Released on 01.13.2017
 
December Sales, Hiring Push 2016 to Strong Finish
Year-end data painted a positive picture of the U.S. wine industry, as sales were up in multiple channels and winery hiring also saw healthy growth. A strong December helped annual domestic wine sales grow 5% overall; IRI off-premise channels also grew 5%. Direct-to-consumer shipments rose 18% from 2015 and Winejobs.com reported 2016 hiring activity up by 7%.
 
 
Total U.S. Wine Sales » Month   12 Months  
December 2016 $3,908 mil
6%
$39,760 mil
5%
December 2015 $3,688 mil $37,894 mil
     
Off-Premise Sales
IRI Channels »
Month   12 Months  
December 2016 $845 mil
3%
$8,660 mil
5%
December 2015 $820 mil $8,250 mil
     
Direct-to-Consumer Shipments » Month   12 Months  
December 2016 $187 mil
5%
$2,330 mil
18%
December 2015 $177 mil $1,967 mil
     
Winery Job Index » Month   12 Months  
December 2016 150
6%
288
7%
December 2015 141 270
     
 
Data sources: bw166.com, IRI, ShipCompliant, winejobs.com
 
 
 
 
EXPORT AS PDF »
 
 
 
 
SUBSCRIBE TO WINES & VINES PRINT EDITION »
CONTACT OUR EDITORIAL STAFF »