Micro-Brewed Beer and Canadian Wine Trending

Sales Booming in BC

Sales from April to June 2017 showed a whopping 14.9% increase in Micro-brewed beer over 2016, and Canadian wine increased volume sales 6.6%. Gin was another strong growth leader with a 10% increase.

The figures below show wholesale and hospitality sales by category.

April – June 2017 Sales in Litres with % change over 2016

Hospitality

Beer – Domestic BC Commercial: 7,854,686, -3.6%
Beer – BC Micro Brew: 2,858,607, +14.9%
Beer – BC Regional: 2,528,663, +0.2%
Beer – Import: 2,550,519, -0.8%
Cider – Domestic & Import: 607,157, -3.4%
Coolers: 274,374, +3.5%
Gin: 77,699, +10%
Rum: 101,910, -1%
Tequila: 80,565, +19%
Vodka: 271,975, +3%
Whisky: 141,311, +4.5%
Wine – BC: 1,424,951, -4.9%
Wine – Canadian: 18,379, +6.6%
Wine – USA: 204,948, +0.4%
Wine Total: 2,506,332, -2%

Wholesale

Beer – Domestic BC Commercial: 45,619,582, -6%
Beer – BC Micro Brew: 7,018,478, +25%
Beer – BC Regional: 10,178,107, +0.8%
Beer – Import: 13,059,325, +0.7%
Cider – Domestic & Import: 5,835,834, +0.1%
Coolers: 8,915,832, +8.8%
Gin: 426,932, +2%
Rum: 912,154, -2.4%
Tequila: 255,446, +11.4%
Vodka: 2,185,391, +0.4%
Whisky: 1,674,400, +4%
Wine – BC: 9,898,151, -2.6%
Wine – Canadian: 126,558, +59%
Wine – USA: 1,788,807, -1%
Wine Total: 18,921,475, +0.6%


Source: BC Liquor Distribution Branch