U.S. wholesale sales of beer and wine 2002-2017

The timeline shows the beer, wine, and distilled alcoholic beverages sales of merchant wholesalers in the United States from 2002 to 2017. In 2017, the beer, wine, and distilled alcoholic beverages sales of U.S. merchant wholesalers amounted to about 166.31 billion U.S. dollars.

Alcohol in the United States

During the recession, alcohol-related industries were some of the few seeing continued growth, proving alcohol to be a frequent purchase for many Americans. However, beer production in the United States has decreased since the 1990s. In 2018, the U.S. revenue of alcoholic beverages exceeded 70 billion U.S. dollars.

Beer, wine, and distilled alcoholic beverages sales of merchant wholesalers in the United States from 2002 to 2017

Sales in billion U.S. dollars
17166.31
16161.16
15*152.57
14*147.34
13*145.86
12*136.77
11*129.43
10*122.9
09*120.76
08*121.58
07115.57
06108.56
05103.91
0496.25
0391.23
0287.56
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Source

Release date

March 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2002 to 2017

Supplementary notes

* Revised data.
Numbers have been rounded to provide a better understanding of the statistic.
Sales estimates are based on data from the Annual Wholesale Trade Survey. Estimates have been adjusted using the final results of the 2012 Economic Census.
Estimates have not been adjusted for price changes. Additional information on confidentiality protection, sampling error, sample design, and definitions may be found here.

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