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December 2017 Data  -  Released on January 15, 2018
 
Wine Sales Post Steady Growth through December
U.S. wine sales posted 2% growth in the 12 months ended December 2017, bw166 reported, as did sales through multiple-outlet and convenience stores tracked by IRI. Total U.S. wine sales reached $42 billion in the period. Consumers' embrace of direct-to-consumer (DtC) made it the strongest channel in the period, rising 16% to $2.7 billion. Winery hiring increased 8% for the year, driven by strong demand for vineyard workers.
 
 
Total U.S. Wine Sales » Month   12 Months  
December 2017 $3,956 mil
1%
$41,767 mil
2%
December 2016 $3,911 mil $41,076 mil
     
Off-Premise Sales
IRI Channels »
Month   12 Months  
December 2017 $894 mil
1%
$8,829 mil
2%
December 2016 $885 mil $8,617 mil
     
Direct-to-Consumer Shipments » Month   12 Months  
December 2017 $219 mil
18%
$2,692 mil
16%
December 2016 $187 mil $2,330 mil
     
Winery Job Index » Month   12 Months  
December 2017 168
11%
316
8%
December 2016 152 292
     
 
 
 
 
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