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NABCA Releases Control States Nine-Liter Spirits Sales for July 2017

Thursday, August 24, 2017

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During July, nine-liter spirits case sales in the control states grew 0.5%, in deference to a weak comp, over same period sales last year. Ten of the eighteen control jurisdictions grew volumes at 0.5% or less during July. Rolling-twelve month volume growth of 2.8% improves upon June’s reported 2.4%. Iowa (14.5%), Michigan (4.7%), Vermont (2.8%), and Wyoming (7.3%) reported monthly growth rates for July that exceeded their twelve month trends. The growth rates for Alabama (-7.4%), Idaho (1.3%), Montgomery County Maryland (-5.5%), Maine (4.5%), Mississippi (0.5%), Montana (-3.6%), North Carolina (0.2%), New Hampshire (-1.5%), Ohio (0.7%), Oregon (1.4%), Pennsylvania (-3.2%), Utah (-2.9%), Virginia (-0.4%), and West Virginia (-1.7%) fell short of matching their twelve month trends. Spirits volumes in the control states have grown 2.7% year-to-date compared to 2.5% a year ago.