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April 2018 Data  -  Released on May 15, 2018
 
DtC, Rosé Underpin Stable Wine Sales
U.S. wine sales were unchanged in April versus a year earlier at $2.9 billion, bw166 reported. Off-premise sales through multiple-outlet and convenience stores IRI tracked rose 3% in the month. Strongest among varietals was rosé, with off-premise growth of 53%. Direct-to-consumer (DtC) shipments increased 28%. Winejobs.com's Winery Job Index was 482 in April, up 16% from a year earlier, led by 28% growth in demand for DtC positions.
 
 
Total U.S. Wine Sales » Month   12 Months  
April 2018 $2,854 mil
<1%
$41,957 mil
1%
April 2017 $2,853 mil $41,387 mil
     
Off-Premise Sales
IRI Channels »
Month   12 Months  
April 2018 $686 mil
3%
$8,919 mil
3%
April 2017 $664 mil $8,696 mil
     
Direct-to-Consumer Shipments » Month   12 Months  
April 2018 $290 mil
28%
$2,821 mil
15%
April 2017 $227 mil $2,462 mil
     
Winery Job Index » Month   12 Months  
April 2018 482
16%
333
10%
April 2017 414 303
     
 
 
 
 
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