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Packaged Imports Grow +5.3% By Value Over Last Twelve Months through November 2016, Packaged Exports Decline -2.3%

 Total Beverage Alcohol:

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  • Total beverage alcohol imports (including bulk and packaged) grew +5.3% by value over the last twelve months and grew +4.9% by value over the last three months. 23.7% of all imported beverage alcohol by value came from Mexico over the last twelve months.

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  • Total beverage alcohol exports (included bulk and packaged) declined -2.7% by value over the last twelve months and declined -4% by value over the last three months. 21.1% of all exported beveragealcohol by value went to Canada over the last twelve months.

Each of the bw166 Import and Export Reports (for Beer, Spirits, and Wine) enable tracking Beverage Alcohol imports and exports on a monthly basis for volume, value in USD, and value in local currency for all major trading countries.

Beer:

  • Imported beer grew +8.3% by volume and grew +9.4% by value over the last twelve months. Over the last three months imports grew +7.2% by volume and grew +6.1% by value. 63.6% of imported beer by value comes from Mexico.
  • Exported beer grew +2.5% by volume and grew +1.5% by value over the last twelve months. Over the last three months exports grew +5.6% by volume and grew +7.9% by value. 27.7% of exported beer by value goes to Mexico.

For more details regarding imported and exported beer across all countries, subscribe to the bw166 Beer – Imports and Exports report.

Spirits:

  • Imported packaged spirits for the last twelve months grew +5.4% by volume and grew +4.4% by value. Over the last three months volumes grew +3.8% and grew +2.2% by value.
  • Imported bulk spirits for the last twelve months grew +4.2% by volume and grew +5.3% by value. Over the last three months volumes grew +11.3% and grew +33.1% by value.
  • 31.4% of all imported packaged spirits by value arrived from France while 55.6% of all imported bulk spirits by value arrived from Mexico.
  • Exported packaged spirits for the last twelve months grew +1.9% by volume and declined -9.7% by value. Over the last three months volumes grew +2.9% and declined -14.1% by value.
  • Exported bulk spirits for the last twelve months grew +10.4% by volume and declined -2.5% by value. Over the last three months volumes grew +2.5% and declined -6.3% by value.
  • 11.9% of all exported packaged spirits by value is destined for United Kingdom while 24.7% of all exported bulk spirits by value is destined for Canada.

For more details regarding imported and exported spirits including detailed category breakdowns across all countries, subscribe to the bw166 Spirits – Imports and Exports report.

Wine:

  • Imported packaged wine for the last twelve months grew +3.2% by volume and grew +3.1% by value. Over the last three months volumes grew +2.4% and grew +4.1% by value.
  • Imported bulk wine for the last twelve months grew +2% by volume and grew +7.8% by value. Over the last three months volumes grew +11.4% and grew +31.1% by value.
  • 33.5% of all imported packaged wine by value arrived from Italy while 29.6% of all imported bulk wine by value arrived from New Zealand.
  • Exported packaged wine for the last twelve months declined -14.1% by volume and grew +2.5% by value. Over the last three months volumes declined -16.5% and grew +3.1% by value.
  • Exported bulk wine for the last twelve months declined -5.4% by volume and declined -8.2% by value. Over the last three months volumes declined -1.4% and declined -9% by value.
  • 29.9% of all exported packaged wine by value is destined for Canada while 29.6% of all exported bulk wine by value is destined for United Kingdom.

For more details regarding imported and exported wine including detailed category breakdowns across all countries, subscribe to the bw166 Wine – Imports and Exports report.

 

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Wine shipments into US reach 400 million cases for Calendar 2016. Beer, Wine, and Spirits all show growth.


For twelve months ending December, the bw166 Total Beverage Alcohol Overview shows total consumer spending on beverage alcohol at $233.5 billion, an increase of 4.2% and a slight deceleration from the 4.7% growth in 2015. The bw166 Total Beverage Alcohol Index, the standard in measuring overall consumption, stands at 119.98, a 1.28% increase over the prior twelve months.

Beer volumes entering the market were 209.3 Million Barrels, up 1.31% over twelve months but are down -1.06% over three months.  The growth is primarily driven by imports from Mexico.

Spirits volumes entering the market were 221.3 Million 9L Cases, up 1.92% over twelve months and up 1.80% over three months. This compares to growth of only .57% in 2015. Tequila has shown very strong growth throughout the year, up 7.37%.

Wine volumes (including Cider) entering the market were 423.2 Million 9L Cases, up 1.92% over twelve months.   Cider for the year is off -14.48%.  Wine excluding Cider reached 399.6 Million 9L cases, up 3.1%.  Sparkling Wines have been the the segment with the fastest growth, up 13.55%

Overall consumer goods sales for the last twelve months through December in relevant channels are as follows:

  • Supermarkets & Grocery Stores: +1.86%
  • Beer, Wine and Liquor Stores: +3.24%
  • Warehouse Clubs & Supercenters: +0.54%
  • Full Service Restaurants and Drinking Places: +6.17%.

For the year the CPI increase for Beverage Alcohol off premise is +0.84%,  The CPI increase for Beverage Alcohol on premise is +2.15%

The bw166 Total Beverage Alcohol Overview Report tracks all tax paid shipments into the US market including domestic products, packaged imports and bulk imports.  The reports also track total consumer spending on beverage alcohol in both the on and off premise channels. Subscribe now to receive the most complete view of the total beverage alcohol market.

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Total Beverage Alcohol Spending Continues Growth: +3.7% through September 2016

For twelve months ending September, the bw166 Total Beverage Alcohol Overview shows total consumer spending on beverage alcohol at $229.8 billion, an increase of 3.69% and a slight deceleration from the growth through August. The bw166 Total Beverage Alcohol Index, the standard in measuring overall consumption, stands at 119.6, a 0.96% increase over the prior twelve months.

Beer volumes entering the market are up 0.70% over twelve months but are down -0.66% over three months.  This is a continued deceleration in the overall beer market.

Spirits volumes entering the market are up 1.36% over twelve months and up 1.91% over three months. This is a slight slowing of the Spirits market versus results for twelve months through August.

Wine volumes (including Cider, which is not materially impacting trends) entering the market are up 3.10% over twelve months but are only up 0.64% over three months.  This is a slight deceleration versus the twelve months through August but an improvement for the three months through August.

Overall consumer goods sales for the last twelve months through august in relevant channels are as follows:

  • Supermarkets & Grocery Stores: +1.65%
  • Beer, Wine and Liquor Stores: +3.01%
  • Warehouse Clubs & Supercenters: +1.09%
  • Full Service Restaurants and Drinking Places: +6.77%.

 

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Packaged Imports Continue Growth Over Last Twelve Months, Wine Has Softened in Past Quarter

On Wednesday, October 5th  import and export data for beverage alcohol was made available through August 2016. Top line results are as follows:

Beer:

The bw166 Beer – Imports and Exports Report shows imported beer increased +7.7% by volume and +9.8% by value over the last twelve months. Over the last three months imports are up +5.0% by volume and up +4.5% by value. 65.1% of imports by volume come from Mexico.

Exported beer increased +9.6% by volume and +6.0% by value over the last twelve months. The last three months have seen material weakness with declines of -14.3% by volume and -10.9% by value. 38.4% of exported beer goes to Mexico.

Overall beer imports by volume are 6.2 times the size of beer exports.

Spirits:

The bw166 Spirits – Imports and Exports Report shows imported packaged spirits for the last twelve months are up +5.0% by volume and +3.8% by value.  Volume trends are fairly similar the past three months, 3.2% by volume but are up 4.0% by value.  Imported bulk spirits are not as healthy.  Over the past twelve months, volume is down -1.4% and value is down -3.9%.  These trends have declined further over the past three months with volume down -7.3% and value down -17.4%.  Whiskeys (from all sources) represents 26.1% of all imported packaged spirits while whiskeys (from all sources) represent 30.8% of all imported bulk spirits.

Exported packaged spirits for the past twelve months are up slightly by volume +1.4% but is down -5.3% by value.  Volume trends are similar over the past three months with volume up +3.1% and value -6.4%.  Exported bulk spirits for the last twelve months are up +11.9% by volume but only +4.4% by value.  Over the past three months volume trends have accelerated slightly, up +3.1%, but value has declined, down -6.4%.  The United Kingdom represents 10.9% of all exported packaged spirits while 23.6% of all exported bulk spirits is destined for Canada.

Wine:

The bw166 Wine – Imports and Exports Report shows imported packaged wine is up +5.1% by volume and +3.6% by value over the past twelve months. This growth has softened over the past three months with volume only up +0.4% and value -1.1%. Imported bulk wines for the last twelve months are down -1.1% by volume and down -2.7% by value.  The volume has recovered over the past 3 months +22.4% but value is still off-1.7%.  Imported packaged wine from Italy represents 35.1% of all packaged imports by volume while imported bulk wine from Chile represent 34.1% of all bulk imports by volume.

Exported packaged wine for the last twelve months is down -9.1% by volume but is up +2.1% by value.  Over the past three months trends have decelerated by volume down -16.6% but value is up +4.9%.  Exported bulk wine for the past twelve months is down -4.4% by volume and -2.4% by value.  These trends are similar over the past three months with volume down -4.1% and value -6.1%.  Canada represents 31.1% of all exported packaged wine and the United Kingdom represents 38.9% of all exported bulk wine.

To be able to track Beverage Alcohol imports and exports on a monthly basis for volume, value in USD, and value in local currency for all major trading countries, please see the bw166 Import and Export reports for BeerSpirits, and Wine.

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Total Beverage Alcohol Spending Continues Growth: +3.8% through August 2016

For twelve months ending August, the bw166 Total Beverage Alcohol Overview shows total consumer spending on beverage alcohol at $229.8 billion, an increase of 3.8% and a slight deceleration from the growth through July. The bw166 Total Beverage Alcohol Index, the standard in measuring overall consumption, stands at 119.5, a 1.3% increase over the prior twelve months.

Beer volumes entering the market are up 1.06% over twelve months and up 0.79% over three months.  This is a slight deceleration from the results through July.

Wine volumes (including Cider, which is not materially impacting trends) entering the market are up 3.4% over twelve months but show a -1.9% decrease over three months.  This is also a deceleration versus the results from July.

Spirits volumes entering the market are up 1.5% over twelve months but show a -0.57% decline over three months. This is a slight slowing of the Spirits market versus results through July.

The bw166 Total Beverage Alcohol Overview Report tracks all tax paid shipments into the US market including domestic products, packaged imports and bulk imports.  The reports also track total consumer spending on beverage alcohol in both the on and off premise channels. Subscribe now to receive the most complete view of the total beverage alcohol market.

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