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07/17/2017

Beer Prices Up 1.4% in June; +1.7% YTD

Consumer price index for beer was up 1.4% in Jun vs yr ago, according to latest gov’t stats.  That was smallest monthly increase for beer since Oct 2016.  CPI for beer lagged 1.6% increase for general inflation in Jun.  Beer prices have now been behind or on par with general inflation for 9 months running.  CPI for spirits and wine were down 0.2% and 1% respectively in Jun vs yr ago.  So thru first half of 2017, CPI for beer increased 1.7%, trailing 2.2% gain for general inflation.  That’s almost identical to increase of 1.8% for beer prices for full year 2016.  Spirits prices are down 0.3% Jan-Jun while CPI for wine slipped 0.8%.

Publishing Info

  • Year: 2017
  • Volume: 19
  • Issue #: 132
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