Total wine shipments to the US expanded 3% to 399 million cases in 2016.

March 8, 2017

For 12-months ending December 2016, Gomberg, Fredrikson & Associates reports that total wine shipments into the US market expanded by 3%, nearing 400 million cases. This growth is consistent with 10 year trends and is across both domestic and imported wines. Over the past 10 years, the growth of the wine industry has outperformed the other beverage alcohol categories.

Looking at the growth of different wine price segments, trends for wines under $10 are flat, while wines over $10 are trending up at rates between high single-digits to low double-digits. The overall volume of wine in food stores is up 1.2 million cases, with only 100,000 cases of this growth coming from wines under $10.

Despite the strong US dollar, imported bottled table wine growth slowed in 2016. US bottled export volume was down in 2016, however, value was up.

The Gomberg-Fredrikson report is the only established information source that monitors monthly and annual comparative shipments of leading California wineries and wine imports by country. The report provides key market intelligence for the wine industry and includes shipment volumes for all major producers and commentary on the current month's developments.

The Annual Review Issue, which was published on February 28, 2017, contains total market shipment volumes for 12 months, ending in December, and includes year-over-year comparisons, table wine volume and revenue growth by price segment, California varietal sales estimates, and other year-end summary analysis.

Gomberg, Fredrikson and Associates is widely quoted as the authoritative, nationwide source on wine production and sales statistics and analysis.

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