Alcoholic beverage prices up 21 percent from October 2006 to October 2016

December 02, 2016

From October 2006 to October 2016, prices for alcoholic beverages have gone up 21 percent, compared with 12 percent for nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials. Much of the increase in prices of alcoholic beverages can be attributed to a 32-percent increase in prices for alcoholic beverages consumed away from home.

Consumer price indexes for alcoholic beverages, seasonally adjusted, October 2006 to October 2016 (October 2006 = 100)
     Month      All items Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials Alcoholic beverages Alcoholic beverages at home Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home Distilled spirits at home Wine at home Whiskey at home Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home Alcoholic beverages away from home Beer, ale, and other malt beverages away from home Wine away from home Distilled spirits away from home

Oct 2006

100.000 100.000 100.000 100.000 100.000 100.000 100.000 100.000 100.000 100.000 100.000 100.000 100.000

Nov 2006

99.851 100.405 99.851 99.829 100.224 99.944 99.253 100.000 99.944 100.000 99.772 99.714 100.222

Dec 2006

100.000 100.135 99.604 99.258 99.776 99.333 98.630 98.840 99.551 100.311 100.000 100.000 100.665

Jan 2007

100.305 101.906 100.529 100.310 100.846 99.580 99.996 100.012 99.309 100.960 100.633 100.483 101.516

Feb 2007

100.842 102.303 101.231 101.234 101.979 100.516 100.644 101.823 100.036 101.261 100.863 101.148 101.473

Mar 2007

101.760 103.772 101.864 102.090 102.982 100.617 101.672 102.518 99.817 101.496 100.929 101.216 102.013

Apr 2007

102.421 102.359 102.113 101.942 103.004 100.621 101.231 102.164 100.027 102.457 101.221 102.663 102.870

May 2007

103.047 103.081 102.327 102.020 103.497 100.853 100.694 102.137 100.346 102.918 101.678 104.453 103.113

Jun 2007

103.247 103.239 102.716 102.535 104.221 101.181 101.027 102.329 100.919 103.080 101.986 104.367 103.436

Jul 2007

103.221 103.428 102.835 102.280 103.590 100.952 101.250 102.366 100.338 103.870 102.651 104.637 104.622

Aug 2007

103.031 104.377 103.152 102.607 103.961 100.929 101.689 102.843 100.317 104.168 102.866 104.778 105.432

Sep 2007

103.315 104.523 103.223 102.646 103.614 100.306 102.552 102.452 100.053 104.297 102.989 104.878 105.675

Oct 2007

103.536 104.885 103.579 102.970 103.985 101.124 102.573 102.481 100.922 104.712 103.297 105.404 106.175

Nov 2007

104.151 104.045 103.526 102.820 104.186 100.581 102.158 101.652 100.331 104.830 103.427 105.543 106.377

Dec 2007

104.081 103.606 103.370 102.515 104.033 99.969 101.806 101.131 99.748 104.941 103.354 105.811 106.469

Jan 2008

104.599 106.448 104.222 103.630 104.879 101.631 103.098 101.957 101.529 105.451 103.871 105.948 106.874

Feb 2008

104.902 106.409 105.024 104.665 106.471 102.282 103.533 103.369 101.890 105.949 104.617 106.150 107.245

Mar 2008

105.812 106.601 105.204 104.757 106.818 101.685 103.519 103.046 101.392 106.245 104.704 106.544 107.936

Apr 2008

106.453 107.707 105.747 105.163 106.845 103.084 104.097 103.251 103.247 106.970 105.534 106.981 109.135

May 2008

107.350 106.767 105.761 104.877 105.845 103.485 104.517 103.690 103.105 107.383 105.957 107.438 109.599

Jun 2008

108.432 106.757 105.949 104.933 105.891 102.389 104.965 103.693 101.754 107.746 106.521 108.018 109.724

Jul 2008

109.001 107.448 106.188 105.310 106.267 102.620 105.392 104.155 101.439 107.803 106.693 108.308 109.348

Aug 2008

108.566 107.927 106.535 105.469 106.026 103.457 105.852 104.297 102.520 108.399 106.980 109.147 109.679

Sep 2008

108.416 108.900 107.011 106.107 106.455 104.126 106.757 104.462 103.761 108.663 107.326 109.192 109.766

Oct 2008

107.321 110.403 107.465 106.821 107.896 103.287 107.032 104.350 102.752 108.776 106.964 110.109 109.673

Nov 2008

105.265 109.922 107.723 106.954 108.684 103.489 106.288 105.194 102.080 109.199 107.265 110.560 110.189

Dec 2008

104.176 109.744 107.962 107.054 109.538 102.699 105.693 105.156 100.975 109.623 107.527 111.242 110.552

Jan 2009

104.630 111.181 108.526 107.904 109.852 104.237 107.021 106.331 103.184 109.812 107.913 111.655 110.374

Feb 2009

105.150 110.730 108.807 108.455 110.418 104.316 107.709 106.961 103.133 109.739 107.357 111.748 110.831

Mar 2009

105.406 111.703 108.964 108.517 110.556 104.580 107.607 107.884 102.837 110.021 107.538 112.343 110.732

Apr 2009

105.669 109.837 108.802 107.875 109.881 105.052 106.641 107.976 103.663 110.492 108.384 112.445 110.759

May 2009

105.974 109.780 108.967 108.086 110.063 105.329 106.867 108.083 103.952 110.599 108.578 112.206 111.080

Jun 2009

106.885 109.623 109.201 108.456 110.550 104.915 107.345 107.229 103.700 110.652 108.756 112.213 111.076

Jul 2009

106.715 109.285 109.386 108.662 111.188 104.681 107.129 106.253 103.479 110.811 109.426 113.010 110.680

Aug 2009

106.954 109.881 109.433 108.896 111.254 105.956 107.243 107.466 104.929 110.612 109.210 113.051 110.596

Sep 2009

107.021 109.852 109.695 108.666 110.034 106.041 108.205 108.331 104.788 111.524 109.495 113.399 111.736

Oct 2009

107.124 109.835 110.070 108.967 110.851 106.681 107.722 109.627 105.243 111.998 110.194 113.655 112.267

Nov 2009

107.200 108.805 110.196 109.390 112.603 105.790 106.839 109.321 104.328 111.732 110.258 113.807 111.535

Dec 2009

107.011 108.709 109.996 108.677 112.368 104.503 105.685 107.869 103.114 112.211 110.567 114.025 112.384

Jan 2010

107.377 110.374 110.154 108.726 112.291 104.954 105.748 108.175 103.588 112.530 111.114 113.860 112.661

Feb 2010

107.404 109.761 110.201 109.075 112.582 105.237 106.189 108.477 103.900 112.130 110.677 113.502 112.341

Mar 2010

107.845 109.687 110.213 108.832 112.241 105.350 105.943 109.612 104.451 112.521 110.774 113.602 112.717

Apr 2010

108.032 109.324 110.104 108.579 112.332 104.720 105.407 108.948 103.550 112.622 110.988 113.688 112.680

May 2010

108.116 108.552 110.185 108.616 112.333 104.699 105.507 108.051 103.052 112.769 111.349 113.759 112.687

Jun 2010

108.010 108.133 110.292 108.642 112.351 104.655 105.567 108.207 102.883 112.998 111.604 114.258 112.562

Jul 2010

108.033 108.645 110.767 109.295 113.140 105.027 106.153 108.559 103.695 113.210 111.951 114.340 112.624

Aug 2010

108.182 109.079 110.716 109.060 112.825 105.653 105.720 108.762 104.622 113.432 112.169 114.143 113.085

Sep 2010

108.245 109.084 110.967 109.148 112.740 106.050 105.909 108.797 105.293 113.924 112.391 114.606 113.388

Oct 2010

108.380 108.775 111.295 109.501 113.269 105.157 106.477 108.139 104.017 114.216 112.257 115.783 113.529

Nov 2010

108.426 108.852 111.189 109.025 113.679 103.795 105.243 106.594 102.810 114.657 112.886 116.021 113.825

Dec 2010

108.612 107.370 111.053 108.741 113.750 103.944 104.388 106.415 103.244 114.739 113.372 115.874 113.663

Jan 2011

109.129 110.599 111.429 109.299 113.722 104.684 105.585 107.635 103.939 114.847 113.545 115.772 113.899

Feb 2011

109.667 110.407 111.812 109.959 114.150 105.376 106.511 108.017 104.952 114.821 113.547 115.824 113.738

Mar 2011

110.737 111.287 111.785 109.680 114.421 104.561 105.757 107.660 103.303 115.166 113.731 115.779 114.098

Apr 2011

111.450 111.993 111.963 109.747 114.975 104.814 105.177 107.970 103.860 115.510 114.376 115.759 114.756

May 2011

111.974 111.842 112.426 109.453 114.169 105.175 105.271 108.443 104.255 117.098 114.764 115.926 117.113

Jun 2011

111.854 112.068 112.508 109.420 114.020 105.214 105.355 108.276 104.203 117.349 114.753 116.470 117.132

Jul 2011

111.953 113.150 112.386 109.125 113.852 105.184 104.818 108.031 104.754 117.483 114.610 117.399 117.004

Aug 2011

112.262 113.465 112.494 109.140 113.870 105.451 104.740 109.194 104.569 117.731 114.725 117.476 117.422

Sep 2011

112.433 113.428 112.563 109.122 114.188 105.743 104.215 110.098 104.419 117.928 114.927 117.666 117.656

Oct 2011

112.201 114.051 112.732 109.548 115.034 105.522 104.361 109.514 104.151 117.715 115.027 117.210 117.588

Nov 2011

112.106 113.693 112.612 109.257 115.167 104.693 103.745 109.139 103.413 117.849 115.216 117.112 117.685

Dec 2011

111.830 113.635 112.598 109.031 115.347 104.082 103.166 109.828 102.249 118.148 115.248 117.373 118.184

Jan 2012

112.322 114.939 113.771 110.344 116.301 105.544 104.809 111.585 103.458 119.089 115.509 118.216 119.113

Feb 2012

112.816 114.469 114.266 110.762 117.244 105.495 104.809 110.133 103.803 119.709 115.727 118.749 119.909

Mar 2012

113.673 114.304 114.013 110.618 117.291 104.908 104.600 108.983 103.784 119.277 115.715 118.904 118.930

Apr 2012

114.016 114.087 113.963 110.220 116.667 104.911 104.319 109.408 104.083 119.803 116.011 119.350 119.982

May 2012

113.883 113.194 114.297 110.387 116.616 104.638 104.859 109.849 103.851 120.409 116.128 119.281 121.011

Jun 2012

113.716 113.130 114.633 110.477 115.979 105.160 105.592 110.871 103.717 121.150 116.626 121.015 121.568

Jul 2012

113.530 112.862 114.508 110.497 115.648 104.993 106.046 109.883 104.104 120.787 116.635 121.088 120.956

Aug 2012

114.162 113.029 114.252 110.060 115.868 105.495 104.613 109.775 104.712 120.827 117.151 120.071 121.370

Sep 2012

114.671 113.837 114.422 110.172 116.081 105.376 104.688 110.204 104.231 121.094 117.089 120.926 121.636

Oct 2012

114.627 113.607 114.442 110.122 116.104 104.934 104.684 109.450 103.954 121.228 117.532 121.180 121.495

Nov 2012

114.084 113.434 114.501 110.057 116.868 104.381 103.884 109.485 103.167 121.493 117.852 120.773 121.963

Dec 2012

113.777 113.421 114.696 110.220 117.190 104.329 103.943 109.808 102.744 121.741 117.931 121.074 122.145

Jan 2013

114.113 114.358 115.185 110.877 117.722 105.377 104.606 110.651 103.770 121.949 118.286 121.231 122.235

Feb 2013

115.048 113.943 115.848 111.628 118.360 105.854 105.560 110.929 104.456 122.467 118.478 122.498 122.670

Mar 2013

115.348 113.780 115.906 111.790 118.520 106.500 105.570 111.241 105.013 122.354 118.506 122.046 122.860

Apr 2013

115.228 113.831 116.039 111.682 118.330 105.906 105.705 110.699 104.408 122.882 119.087 121.934 123.767

May 2013

115.434 112.063 116.109 111.673 118.171 105.867 105.866 111.340 104.945 123.085 119.127 122.391 123.980

Jun 2013

115.711 112.129 116.127 111.634 118.261 106.193 105.575 111.990 105.174 123.194 119.614 122.423 123.902

Jul 2013

115.756 111.539 116.405 111.882 118.319 106.454 106.019 111.651 104.753 123.522 119.798 122.848 124.323

Aug 2013

115.895 111.857 116.493 111.859 117.801 106.661 106.454 112.906 104.132 123.793 119.997 123.066 124.523

Sep 2013

116.030 111.770 116.394 111.629 117.778 106.536 105.973 112.919 104.851 123.909 119.949 123.191 124.822

Oct 2013

115.731 112.179 116.567 111.587 118.742 106.680 104.794 112.998 104.871 124.436 120.397 123.480 125.612

Nov 2013

115.495 111.415 116.627 111.487 119.491 106.220 103.896 112.985 104.400 124.762 120.323 124.004 126.283

Dec 2013

115.485 111.778 116.792 111.854 119.843 106.014 104.456 112.648 103.849 124.594 120.539 123.955 125.469

Jan 2014

115.915 112.636 117.058 112.407 120.192 107.036 105.064 112.840 104.866 124.394 120.831 123.418 125.072

Feb 2014

116.343 111.922 117.045 112.346 120.287 106.847 104.891 113.048 104.391 124.459 120.938 123.557 125.101

Mar 2014

117.093 111.735 117.143 112.429 120.423 106.238 105.122 114.449 103.294 124.582 120.971 123.773 125.247

Apr 2014

117.479 111.522 117.152 112.083 120.181 106.116 104.615 113.571 103.231 125.165 121.256 124.136 126.036

May 2014

117.889 111.018 117.332 112.214 119.822 107.236 104.930 113.701 104.292 125.421 121.637 124.457 126.235

Jun 2014

118.109 111.059 117.171 111.833 119.167 106.336 104.963 114.263 103.258 125.617 121.716 124.629 126.400

Jul 2014

118.062 111.403 117.081 111.756 118.743 106.814 105.057 114.268 103.921 125.505 121.601 124.596 126.421

Aug 2014

117.865 111.674 117.795 112.714 119.585 107.146 106.295 114.519 104.284 125.825 121.793 125.233 126.725

Sep 2014

117.954 111.989 117.795 112.541 119.681 107.499 105.715 115.102 104.817 126.103 122.238 125.410 126.693

Oct 2014

117.658 112.846 117.902 112.363 119.894 107.576 105.093 114.843 104.969 126.672 122.513 125.516 127.606

Nov 2014

117.022 112.954 118.648 113.141 121.033 107.469 105.774 114.213 105.010 127.363 123.200 126.384 128.171

Dec 2014

116.359 112.595 118.304 112.600 120.657 107.016 105.054 114.312 104.706 127.339 123.088 126.376 128.225

Jan 2015

115.811 113.690 118.236 112.525 120.391 107.518 104.998 115.134 104.948 127.279 123.024 126.361 128.283

Feb 2015

116.314 113.891 118.509 112.818 120.213 107.871 105.718 114.975 105.380 127.520 123.399 126.648 128.377

Mar 2015

117.006 113.086 118.592 112.900 120.310 107.330 105.963 115.156 104.702 127.607 124.144 126.616 127.945

Apr 2015

117.244 113.554 118.493 112.462 120.216 107.211 105.111 115.335 104.382 128.053 124.472 126.842 129.883

May 2015

117.842 112.471 118.772 112.582 120.346 107.655 105.129 115.389 105.111 128.587 124.534 127.451 130.883

Jun 2015

118.255 112.491 118.331 112.007 120.274 106.376 104.283 114.019 104.275 128.365 123.999 127.218 131.431

Jul 2015

118.263 112.893 118.421 112.118 120.137 106.750 104.552 114.090 104.153 128.421 124.128 127.510 131.361

Aug 2015

118.095 113.295 118.530 112.263 120.104 107.094 104.808 114.367 104.575 128.472 124.134 127.515 131.434

Sep 2015

117.911 113.320 118.518 112.151 120.352 106.639 104.453 113.216 104.840 128.619 124.357 127.363 132.126

Oct 2015

117.858 113.989 119.196 113.155 121.756 106.991 105.252 113.601 104.675 128.770 124.561 127.335 132.281

Nov 2015

117.610 112.945 119.124 112.970 121.950 106.785 104.712 114.202 104.110 128.884 124.598 127.201 132.795

Dec 2015

117.208 112.935 118.934 112.541 121.938 106.538 103.840 114.277 103.924 129.078 125.011 127.388 132.561

Jan 2016

117.401 113.768 119.631 113.508 122.645 107.004 105.182 114.557 104.384 129.264 125.284 127.422 132.752

Feb 2016

117.498 114.125 120.078 114.038 122.302 108.295 106.297 115.264 105.622 129.551 125.541 127.751 133.165

Mar 2016

118.004 113.410 119.975 113.801 122.618 107.927 105.585 115.704 105.056 129.700 125.314 128.126 133.843

Apr 2016

118.563 113.804 120.063 113.754 122.998 108.042 105.092 116.030 105.149 130.035 125.642 128.369 134.171

May 2016

119.043 112.645 120.074 113.488 122.841 107.466 104.818 112.885 105.228 130.561 126.210 128.553 135.186

Jun 2016

119.434 111.895 119.927 113.222 122.573 106.939 104.637 113.817 104.531 130.634 126.349 128.551 135.256

Jul 2016

119.241 112.372 119.877 113.096 122.291 107.272 104.522 114.520 104.499 130.727 126.509 128.603 135.152

Aug 2016

119.350 112.639 119.866 113.019 121.989 107.081 104.690 114.866 104.115 130.837 126.323 129.418 135.058

Sep 2016

119.637 112.322 120.165 113.294 122.288 106.993 105.046 115.204 104.547 131.177 126.532 129.991 135.347

Oct 2016

119.786 112.470 120.690 113.883 123.415 108.013 104.997 115.831 105.735 131.577 127.061 130.093 135.912

Prices for distilled spirits consumed away from home increased by 36 percent from October 2006 to October 2016, while prices for beer, ale, and other malt beverages consumed away from home increased 27 percent. Prices for beer, ale, and other malt beverages consumed at home rose 23 percent while prices for wine consumed at home rose 5 percent.

These data are from the Consumer Price Index program and are not seasonally adjusted. For more information, see "Consumer Price Index — October 2016" (HTML) (PDF).

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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Alcoholic beverage prices up 21 percent from October 2006 to October 2016 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2016/alcoholic-beverage-prices-up-21-percent-from-october-2006-to-october-2016.htm (visited April 22, 2018).

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