Consumer prices for alcoholic beverages since 2003

December 01, 2015

Whether you're celebrating the holidays at home or out on the town, you may be on tap to treat yourself or your friends to a beer or some other alcoholic beverage. From January 2003 to October 2015, the Consumer Price Index for alcoholic beverages increased 30 percent. Over that period, consumer prices for alcoholic beverages purchased for consumption away from home increased 46 percent, compared with 20 percent for those purchased for consumption at home. Prices for nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials increased 20 percent.

Consumer price indexes for alcoholic beverages, not seasonally adjusted, January 2003–October 2015 (January 2003 = 100)
Month All items Alcoholic beverages Alcoholic beverages at home Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home Distilled spirits at home Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home Wine at home Whiskey at home Alcoholic beverages away from home Beer, ale, and other malt beverages away from home Distilled spirits away from home Wine away from home Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

Jan 2003

100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

Feb 2003

100.8 100.1 100.1 100.2 100.5 100.1 99.9 100.6 100.0 100.4 99.3 100.2 100.1

Mar 2003

101.4 100.4 100.7 101.1 100.9 100.5 100.0 100.7 100.0 100.8 99.7 99.8 99.8

Apr 2003

101.2 100.3 100.4 100.9 101.1 100.7 99.3 101.0 100.2 101.0 100.0 99.9 99.9

May 2003

101.0 100.5 100.5 100.8 101.2 100.7 99.8 101.2 100.4 101.2 100.0 100.2 99.8

Jun 2003

101.1 100.7 100.7 100.8 101.3 100.9 100.1 101.6 100.8 101.4 100.9 100.2 99.8

Jul 2003

101.2 100.8 100.7 100.7 101.4 101.0 100.4 101.7 100.9 101.8 101.4 100.1 98.4

Aug 2003

101.6 100.7 100.6 100.8 101.7 101.5 99.9 101.8 100.9 101.6 101.3 100.2 99.4

Sep 2003

101.9 101.1 101.0 101.3 101.8 101.5 100.1 102.0 101.4 102.0 102.4 100.7 99.0

Oct 2003

101.8 101.2 101.0 101.7 102.2 101.6 99.2 102.4 101.8 102.6 102.8 100.8 99.9

Nov 2003

101.5 101.5 101.2 102.3 102.3 101.7 98.8 102.6 102.2 103.3 103.1 101.0 98.1

Dec 2003

101.4 101.6 101.2 102.4 101.8 100.9 99.0 102.7 102.4 103.3 103.2 101.3 99.1

Jan 2004

101.9 101.9 101.6 102.7 102.6 101.6 99.5 103.1 102.5 103.3 103.6 101.6 100.1

Feb 2004

102.5 102.2 101.9 103.1 101.8 100.8 100.1 102.9 102.7 103.7 103.8 101.6 100.6

Mar 2004

103.1 102.7 102.7 104.4 101.9 101.2 100.3 103.0 102.9 104.0 103.8 101.5 100.1

Apr 2004

103.5 103.2 103.1 105.0 103.0 102.2 100.2 104.0 103.4 104.2 104.5 101.9 99.4

May 2004

104.1 103.2 102.9 105.0 102.2 101.7 99.8 103.3 103.8 104.5 105.1 102.4 99.5

Jun 2004

104.4 103.6 103.2 105.2 102.2 102.3 100.5 102.7 104.4 104.9 105.3 103.6 99.4

Jul 2004

104.2 103.4 102.7 104.3 102.6 102.3 100.3 103.7 104.9 105.5 105.9 104.0 99.9

Aug 2004

104.3 103.6 102.8 104.6 102.9 102.8 100.0 103.2 105.1 106.0 106.0 104.0 99.8

Sep 2004

104.5 104.1 103.6 105.8 103.2 103.0 100.2 103.7 105.3 106.3 105.8 103.9 99.8

Oct 2004

105.1 104.2 103.5 105.4 103.2 102.9 100.6 103.6 105.6 106.3 106.2 104.6 100.0

Nov 2004

105.1 104.4 103.7 105.6 103.3 102.8 100.7 103.3 106.0 106.5 106.4 105.8 99.3

Dec 2004

104.7 104.4 103.3 105.8 102.6 102.2 99.6 103.2 106.3 107.0 106.5 106.1 100.0

Jan 2005

105.0 104.6 103.6 105.6 103.0 102.2 100.5 104.1 106.5 107.0 106.7 106.4 101.1

Feb 2005

105.6 105.1 104.1 106.1 103.7 103.2 101.2 103.4 106.9 107.1 107.3 107.0 101.4

Mar 2005

106.4 105.3 104.4 106.7 104.2 103.3 101.0 104.8 107.1 107.3 107.4 107.1 102.1

Apr 2005

107.1 105.4 104.5 107.0 103.8 102.4 100.9 104.8 107.3 107.2 108.3 107.0 103.0

May 2005

107.0 105.2 104.1 105.9 103.8 102.3 101.4 105.1 107.4 107.2 108.3 107.1 102.6

Jun 2005

107.0 105.4 104.2 105.8 103.5 102.3 101.9 105.1 107.8 107.6 108.6 107.8 102.4

Jul 2005

107.5 105.4 104.1 105.5 103.3 102.0 102.3 105.0 107.9 107.8 108.8 108.0 103.0

Aug 2005

108.1 105.4 104.1 105.0 104.0 102.9 102.5 105.5 108.1 107.8 109.1 108.1 102.6

Sep 2005

109.4 105.8 104.5 105.2 104.4 103.3 103.3 105.3 108.4 108.0 109.7 108.6 103.3

Oct 2005

109.6 105.9 104.4 105.5 104.6 103.5 102.5 104.9 108.8 108.4 109.9 109.3 103.6

Nov 2005

108.8 106.1 104.4 106.0 104.3 103.3 101.9 104.9 109.3 108.9 110.5 109.8 103.5

Dec 2005

108.3 105.7 103.7 105.3 103.7 102.8 101.2 105.2 109.4 109.2 111.0 109.7 103.5

Jan 2006

109.1 106.6 104.8 106.1 104.9 104.1 102.5 106.1 110.0 109.8 111.5 110.2 104.7

Feb 2006

109.4 107.4 105.6 106.4 105.9 104.6 104.0 107.6 110.6 110.3 111.7 111.1 104.8

Mar 2006

110.0 107.7 106.0 107.6 105.2 103.7 103.9 107.5 110.8 110.6 111.6 111.3 105.3

Apr 2006

110.9 107.7 105.9 107.4 105.4 103.8 103.5 107.4 111.2 111.1 111.8 111.5 104.1

May 2006

111.4 108.1 105.9 107.4 105.3 103.3 103.8 107.7 112.0 112.1 112.5 112.7 104.3

Jun 2006

111.7 108.5 106.3 107.0 105.4 103.3 105.3 107.5 112.6 113.2 113.5 112.4 104.3

Jul 2006

112.0 108.3 105.9 106.6 105.0 103.0 105.0 107.4 112.9 113.5 113.7 112.4 104.1

Aug 2006

112.2 108.3 105.6 106.5 104.8 102.9 104.4 107.6 113.2 113.5 114.5 112.7 104.5

Sep 2006

111.7 108.4 105.6 106.5 105.2 102.8 104.2 107.8 113.7 114.2 114.7 113.0 104.9

Oct 2006

111.1 108.7 106.0 106.9 105.3 103.5 104.6 107.5 113.7 114.4 114.1 113.2 105.5

Nov 2006

110.9 108.5 105.8 107.1 105.3 103.4 103.8 107.5 113.7 114.2 114.3 112.8 105.9

Dec 2006

111.1 108.2 105.2 106.7 104.6 103.0 103.1 106.2 114.0 114.4 114.8 113.2 105.6

Jan 2007

111.4 109.2 106.3 107.8 104.9 102.8 104.6 107.5 114.8 115.1 115.8 113.7 107.5

Feb 2007

112.0 110.0 107.3 109.0 105.9 103.5 105.2 109.4 115.1 115.4 115.8 114.5 107.9

Mar 2007

113.0 110.7 108.2 110.1 106.0 103.3 106.3 110.2 115.4 115.5 116.4 114.5 109.5

Apr 2007

113.8 111.0 108.0 110.1 106.0 103.5 105.8 109.8 116.5 115.8 117.4 116.2 108.0

May 2007

114.4 111.2 108.1 110.6 106.2 103.8 105.3 109.8 117.0 116.3 117.6 118.2 108.7

Jun 2007

114.7 111.6 108.7 111.4 106.6 104.4 105.6 110.0 117.2 116.7 118.0 118.1 108.9

Jul 2007

114.6 111.7 108.4 110.7 106.3 103.8 105.9 110.0 118.1 117.5 119.4 118.4 109.1

Aug 2007

114.4 112.1 108.7 111.1 106.3 103.8 106.3 110.5 118.4 117.7 120.3 118.6 110.1

Sep 2007

114.7 112.2 108.8 110.8 105.6 103.5 107.2 110.1 118.6 117.8 120.6 118.7 110.2

Oct 2007

115.0 112.6 109.1 111.2 106.5 104.4 107.2 110.1 119.0 118.2 121.1 119.3 110.6

Nov 2007

115.7 112.5 109.0 111.4 105.9 103.8 106.8 109.3 119.2 118.3 121.4 119.4 109.7

Dec 2007

115.6 112.3 108.7 111.2 105.3 103.2 106.4 108.7 119.3 118.3 121.5 119.7 109.3

Jan 2008

116.2 113.3 109.8 112.1 107.0 105.1 107.8 109.6 119.9 118.9 121.9 119.9 112.3

Feb 2008

116.5 114.1 110.9 113.8 107.7 105.4 108.3 111.1 120.4 119.7 122.3 120.1 112.2

Mar 2008

117.5 114.3 111.0 114.2 107.1 104.9 108.2 110.8 120.8 119.8 123.1 120.6 112.4

Apr 2008

118.2 114.9 111.5 114.2 108.6 106.8 108.8 111.0 121.6 120.8 124.5 121.1 113.6

May 2008

119.2 114.9 111.2 113.1 109.0 106.7 109.3 111.4 122.1 121.2 125.0 121.6 112.6

Jun 2008

120.4 115.1 111.2 113.2 107.8 105.3 109.7 111.5 122.5 121.9 125.2 122.2 112.6

Jul 2008

121.1 115.4 111.6 113.6 108.1 105.0 110.2 111.9 122.6 122.1 124.7 122.6 113.3

Aug 2008

120.6 115.8 111.8 113.3 109.0 106.1 110.7 112.1 123.2 122.4 125.1 123.5 113.8

Sep 2008

120.4 116.3 112.5 113.8 109.7 107.4 111.6 112.3 123.5 122.8 125.2 123.6 114.9

Oct 2008

119.2 116.8 113.2 115.3 108.8 106.3 111.9 112.2 123.7 122.4 125.1 124.6 116.4

Nov 2008

116.9 117.1 113.4 116.2 109.0 105.6 111.1 113.1 124.1 122.7 125.7 125.1 115.9

Dec 2008

115.7 117.3 113.5 117.1 108.2 104.5 110.5 113.0 124.6 123.0 126.1 125.9 115.8

Jan 2009

116.2 117.9 114.4 117.4 109.8 106.8 111.9 114.3 124.8 123.5 125.9 126.4 117.3

Feb 2009

116.8 118.2 114.9 118.0 109.9 106.7 112.6 115.0 124.8 122.8 126.4 126.5 116.8

Mar 2009

117.1 118.4 115.0 118.2 110.2 106.4 112.5 116.0 125.1 123.0 126.3 127.1 117.8

Apr 2009

117.4 118.2 114.3 117.5 110.6 107.3 111.5 116.1 125.6 124.0 126.4 127.3 115.9

May 2009

117.7 118.4 114.6 117.7 110.9 107.6 111.7 116.2 125.7 124.2 126.7 127.0 115.8

Jun 2009

118.7 118.7 114.9 118.2 110.5 107.3 112.2 115.3 125.8 124.4 126.7 127.0 115.6

Jul 2009

118.5 118.9 115.2 118.9 110.3 107.1 112.0 114.2 126.0 125.2 126.3 127.9 115.3

Aug 2009

118.8 118.9 115.4 118.9 111.6 108.6 112.1 115.5 125.7 125.0 126.2 127.9 115.9

Sep 2009

118.9 119.2 115.2 117.6 111.7 108.4 113.1 116.4 126.8 125.3 127.5 128.3 115.9

Oct 2009

119.0 119.6 115.5 118.5 112.4 108.9 112.6 117.8 127.3 126.1 128.1 128.6 115.8

Nov 2009

119.1 119.7 115.9 120.4 111.4 108.0 111.7 117.5 127.0 126.2 127.2 128.8 114.8

Dec 2009

118.8 119.5 115.2 120.1 110.1 106.7 110.5 115.9 127.6 126.5 128.2 129.0 114.7

Jan 2010

119.3 119.7 115.2 120.0 110.5 107.2 110.6 116.3 127.9 127.1 128.5 128.9 116.4

Feb 2010

119.3 119.8 115.6 120.3 110.8 107.5 111.0 116.6 127.5 126.6 128.2 128.4 115.8

Mar 2010

119.8 119.8 115.3 120.0 111.0 108.1 110.8 117.8 127.9 126.8 128.6 128.6 115.7

Apr 2010

120.0 119.6 115.1 120.1 110.3 107.2 110.2 117.1 128.0 127.0 128.5 128.7 115.3

May 2010

120.1 119.7 115.1 120.1 110.3 106.6 110.3 116.1 128.2 127.4 128.6 128.7 114.5

Jun 2010

120.0 119.8 115.1 120.1 110.2 106.5 110.4 116.3 128.5 127.7 128.4 129.3 114.1

Jul 2010

120.0 120.4 115.8 120.9 110.6 107.3 111.0 116.7 128.7 128.1 128.5 129.4 114.6

Aug 2010

120.1 120.3 115.6 120.6 111.3 108.3 110.5 116.9 128.9 128.3 129.0 129.2 115.1

Sep 2010

120.2 120.6 115.7 120.5 111.7 109.0 110.7 116.9 129.5 128.6 129.4 129.7 115.1

Oct 2010

120.4 120.9 116.1 121.1 110.8 107.6 111.3 116.2 129.8 128.4 129.5 131.0 114.7

Nov 2010

120.4 120.8 115.6 121.5 109.3 106.4 110.0 114.6 130.3 129.2 129.9 131.3 114.8

Dec 2010

120.6 120.7 115.2 121.6 109.5 106.8 109.1 114.4 130.4 129.7 129.7 131.1 113.2

Jan 2011

121.2 121.1 115.8 121.6 110.3 107.6 110.4 115.7 130.6 129.9 129.9 131.0 116.7

Feb 2011

121.8 121.5 116.5 122.0 111.0 108.6 111.4 116.1 130.5 129.9 129.8 131.1 116.5

Mar 2011

123.0 121.5 116.2 122.3 110.1 106.9 110.6 115.7 130.9 130.1 130.2 131.0 117.4

Apr 2011

123.8 121.7 116.3 122.9 110.4 107.5 110.0 116.0 131.3 130.9 130.9 131.0 118.1

May 2011

124.4 122.2 116.0 122.0 110.8 107.9 110.1 116.6 133.1 131.3 133.6 131.2 118.0

Jun 2011

124.2 122.3 116.0 121.9 110.8 107.8 110.2 116.4 133.4 131.3 133.6 131.8 118.2

Jul 2011

124.3 122.1 115.7 121.7 110.8 108.4 109.6 116.1 133.6 131.1 133.5 132.9 119.3

Aug 2011

124.7 122.2 115.7 121.7 111.1 108.2 109.5 117.4 133.8 131.3 134.0 132.9 119.7

Sep 2011

124.9 122.3 115.7 122.1 111.4 108.1 109.0 118.3 134.1 131.5 134.2 133.2 119.6

Oct 2011

124.6 122.5 116.1 123.0 111.1 107.8 109.1 117.7 133.8 131.6 134.1 132.6 120.3

Nov 2011

124.5 122.4 115.8 123.1 110.3 107.0 108.5 117.3 134.0 131.8 134.3 132.5 119.9

Dec 2011

124.2 122.4 115.6 123.3 109.6 105.8 107.9 118.0 134.3 131.9 134.8 132.8 119.9

Jan 2012

124.7 123.6 116.9 124.3 111.2 107.1 109.6 119.9 135.4 132.2 135.9 133.8 121.2

Feb 2012

125.3 124.2 117.4 125.3 111.1 107.4 109.6 118.4 136.1 132.4 136.8 134.4 120.7

Mar 2012

126.2 123.9 117.2 125.4 110.5 107.4 109.4 117.1 135.6 132.4 135.7 134.6 120.6

Apr 2012

126.6 123.8 116.8 124.7 110.5 107.7 109.1 117.6 136.2 132.7 136.9 135.1 120.3

May 2012

126.5 124.2 117.0 124.7 110.2 107.5 109.6 118.1 136.9 132.9 138.1 135.0 119.4

Jun 2012

126.3 124.6 117.1 124.0 110.8 107.3 110.4 119.2 137.7 133.4 138.7 136.9 119.3

Jul 2012

126.1 124.4 117.1 123.6 110.6 107.7 110.9 118.1 137.3 133.5 138.0 137.0 119.0

Aug 2012

126.8 124.2 116.6 123.9 111.1 108.4 109.4 118.0 137.4 134.0 138.5 135.9 119.2

Sep 2012

127.4 124.3 116.8 124.1 111.0 107.9 109.5 118.5 137.7 134.0 138.8 136.8 120.1

Oct 2012

127.3 124.4 116.7 124.1 110.5 107.6 109.5 117.6 137.8 134.5 138.6 137.1 119.8

Nov 2012

126.7 124.4 116.6 124.9 109.9 106.8 108.6 117.7 138.1 134.8 139.1 136.7 119.6

Dec 2012

126.4 124.6 116.8 125.3 109.9 106.3 108.7 118.0 138.4 134.9 139.3 137.0 119.6

Jan 2013

126.7 125.2 117.5 125.8 111.0 107.4 109.4 118.9 138.6 135.3 139.4 137.2 120.6

Feb 2013

127.8 125.9 118.3 126.5 111.5 108.1 110.4 119.2 139.2 135.6 139.9 138.6 120.2

Mar 2013

128.1 125.9 118.5 126.7 112.2 108.7 110.4 119.6 139.1 135.6 140.2 138.1 120.0

Apr 2013

128.0 126.1 118.4 126.5 111.5 108.1 110.5 119.0 139.7 136.3 141.2 138.0 120.1

May 2013

128.2 126.2 118.4 126.3 111.5 108.6 110.7 119.7 139.9 136.3 141.4 138.5 118.2

Jun 2013

128.5 126.2 118.3 126.4 111.9 108.8 110.4 120.4 140.0 136.9 141.3 138.5 118.3

Jul 2013

128.6 126.5 118.6 126.5 112.1 108.4 110.9 120.0 140.4 137.1 141.8 139.0 117.6

Aug 2013

128.7 126.6 118.6 125.9 112.3 107.8 111.3 121.4 140.7 137.3 142.1 139.3 118.0

Sep 2013

128.9 126.5 118.3 125.9 112.2 108.5 110.8 121.4 140.9 137.2 142.4 139.4 117.9

Oct 2013

128.5 126.7 118.3 126.9 112.4 108.5 109.6 121.5 141.5 137.8 143.3 139.7 118.3

Nov 2013

128.3 126.7 118.2 127.7 111.9 108.0 108.6 121.4 141.8 137.7 144.1 140.3 117.5

Dec 2013

128.3 126.9 118.5 128.1 111.7 107.5 109.2 121.1 141.6 137.9 143.1 140.3 117.9

Jan 2014

128.7 127.2 119.1 128.5 112.7 108.5 109.9 121.3 141.4 138.3 142.7 139.7 118.8

Feb 2014

129.2 127.2 119.1 128.6 112.5 108.0 109.7 121.5 141.5 138.4 142.7 139.8 118.1

Mar 2014

130.0 127.3 119.2 128.7 111.9 106.9 109.9 123.0 141.6 138.4 142.9 140.1 117.9

Apr 2014

130.5 127.3 118.8 128.5 111.8 106.8 109.4 122.1 142.3 138.7 143.8 140.5 117.6

May 2014

130.9 127.5 118.9 128.1 112.9 107.9 109.7 122.2 142.6 139.2 144.0 140.8 117.1

Jun 2014

131.2 127.3 118.5 127.4 112.0 106.9 109.7 122.8 142.8 139.3 144.2 141.0 117.1

Jul 2014

131.1 127.2 118.4 126.9 112.5 107.5 109.8 122.8 142.7 139.1 144.2 141.0 117.5

Aug 2014

130.9 128.0 119.5 127.8 112.9 107.9 111.1 123.1 143.0 139.4 144.6 141.7 117.8

Sep 2014

131.0 128.0 119.3 127.9 113.2 108.5 110.5 123.7 143.4 139.9 144.5 141.9 118.1

Oct 2014

130.7 128.1 119.1 128.2 113.3 108.6 109.9 123.4 144.0 140.2 145.6 142.0 119.0

Nov 2014

130.0 128.9 119.9 129.4 113.2 108.7 110.6 122.8 144.8 141.0 146.2 143.0 119.1

Dec 2014

129.2 128.6 119.3 129.0 112.7 108.4 109.8 122.9 144.8 140.8 146.3 143.0 118.8

Jan 2015

128.6 128.5 119.3 128.7 113.2 108.6 109.8 123.7 144.7 140.8 146.3 143.0 119.9

Feb 2015

129.2 128.8 119.6 128.5 113.6 109.1 110.5 123.6 145.0 141.2 146.5 143.3 120.1

Mar 2015

129.9 128.9 119.7 128.6 113.0 108.4 110.8 123.8 145.1 142.0 146.0 143.3 119.3

Apr 2015

130.2 128.8 119.2 128.5 112.9 108.0 109.9 124.0 145.6 142.4 148.2 143.5 119.8

May 2015

130.9 129.1 119.3 128.6 113.4 108.8 109.9 124.0 146.2 142.5 149.3 144.2 118.6

Jun 2015

131.3 128.6 118.7 128.6 112.0 107.9 109.0 122.5 145.9 141.9 149.9 144.0 118.7

Jul 2015

131.3 128.7 118.8 128.4 112.4 107.8 109.3 122.6 146.0 142.0 149.9 144.3 119.1

Aug 2015

131.2 128.8 119.0 128.4 112.8 108.2 109.6 122.9 146.0 142.0 149.9 144.3 119.5

Sep 2015

131.0 128.8 118.9 128.7 112.3 108.5 109.2 121.7 146.2 142.3 150.7 144.1 119.5

Oct 2015

130.9 129.5 119.9 130.2 112.7 108.3 110.0 122.1 146.4 142.5 150.9 144.1 120.2

From January 2003 to October 2015, consumer prices for all items increased 31 percent. Over that period, the increases in prices of alcoholic beverages purchased for home consumption, such as beer (30 percent); distilled spirits, excluding whiskey (8 percent); whiskey (22 percent); and wine (10 percent) were lower than that for all items. 

These data are from the BLS Consumer Price Index program and are not seasonally adjusted. To learn more, see “Consumer Price Index — October 2015” (HTML) (PDF).

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Consumer prices for alcoholic beverages since 2003 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2015/consumer-prices-for-alcoholic-beverages-since-2003.htm (visited October 19, 2018).

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