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Gee, record gun sales, and alcohol sales up across the board.....



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http://www.myfoxdc.com/dpps/money/us-alcohol-sales-rise-2-7-percent-in-2011-dpgonc-20120131-kh_17535687#ixzz1l5mUZlas

US Alcohol Sales Rise 2.7 Percent in 2011


Updated: Tuesday, 31 Jan 2012, 4:03 PM EST
Published : Tuesday, 31 Jan 2012, 4:03 PM EST

(NewsCore) - A strong uptick in the sales of booze last year is painting one of the surest signs yet of a return to the pre-recession boom days, according to new data.


US shipments of scotch, vodka, rum and other spirits in 2011 increased 2.7 percent over the previous year -- the strongest increase in five years, according to industry data.


"We are back to pre-recession growth levels," said David Ozgo, an economist with the Distilled Spirits Council of the US, referring to the industry's sales by volume.

Indeed, the sales jump last year was close to the 2.9 percent annual average increase prior to the 2008 economic collapse, Ozgo said Monday at a New York meeting with Wall Street analysts and reporters.

By comparison, spirits sales by volume grew by just two percent in 2010 and 1.4 percent in 2009.

In another example of Americans showing a more bullish outlook, the increases were even greater in higher-priced booze.

Sales of "high-end" brands were up 5.3 percent last year, in line with the pre-recession average of 5.8 percent.

By comparison, sales of high-end brands were up just 3.3 percent in 2010 and in 2009 they dropped 3.5 percent, the data shows.

"This is the classic pattern that we see during a recovery," Ozgo said the switch from so-called "value" brands to the premium brands.

So-called "super premium" brands were up nine percent, down slightly from 10.6 percent in 2010. Still, sales of this group by volume are well above a recession-time drop of 5.1 percent in 2009 and a slim rise of 1.7 percent in 2008, the data shows.

Of course, not every indicator is having a pre-recession party. However, even the laggards are showing signs of improvement.

Revenues, for example, were up four percent last year to $19.9 billion. That's short of the pre-recession annual average of 6.5 percent, but still better than the 2.3 percent rate posted in 2010, and the big, fat zero rate of growth the industry rang up in 2009.

Ozgo cited growing consumer confidence about an improving jobs market.

While unemployment is still high -- at 8.5 percent nationwide as of December -- it's been coming down. This has eased tensions among the employed that they're the next to be axed, Ozgo said.

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A comment from Bubba Joe:

Uptick....that is complete bull pucky.....nobody is working, the old lady is bitchy, no light at the end of the tunnel, bank taking my home, my daughter is knocked up by a gangbanger, my son has started to wear dresses, my neighbor has started a "I love Al Sharpton" weekly meeting, everyone in the neighborhood has started putting up their "Obama 2012" yard signs, my electricity bill have risen 26 percent,  my fuel costs have risen 85 percent, my 401 has decreased 39  percent, they tell me my social security isn't going  to be there for me when I need it, they tell me Obama's death panels will end my life prematurely, my home value has dropped 30 percent, heck, liquor is my only friend at this point

Sounds about right....

SKOL, my friends.....




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ATF says booze sales are up almost 3%.
Did Phil W finally come to America ?  ;D

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Quote from:  Bubba Joe

Uptick....that is complete bull pucky.....nobody is working, the old lady is bitchy, no light at the end of the tunnel, bank taking my home, my daughter is knocked up by a gangbanger, my son has started to wear dresses, my neighbor has started a "I love Al Sharpton" weekly meeting, everyone in the neighborhood has started putting up their "Obama 2012" yard signs, my electricity bill have risen 26 percent,  my fuel costs have risen 85 percent, my 401 has decreased 39  percent, they tell me my social security isn't going  to be there for me when I need it, they tell me Obama's death panels will end my life prematurely, my home value has dropped 30 percent, heck, liquor is my only friend at this point

Sounds about right....

SKOL, my friends.....

I think that's more the case, than bullish outlook on the economy.

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Always thought booze would be a good Survival Investment.   The harder the times get the more the demand....and if the world doesn't collapse, you will just have to drink it yourself.

Portability and fragility are its cons.

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Always thought booze would be a good Survival Investment.   The harder the times get the more the demand....and if the world doesn't collapse, you will just have to drink it yourself.

Portability and fragility are its cons.

A still , fruit trees and berry bushes are a better investment.
Along with a good supply of yeast.

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ATF says booze sales are up almost 3%.
Did Phil W finally come to America ?  ;D

Nah the just heard he was on the way and preparing!
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