Press Release

NBWA releases June Beer Purchasers’ Index

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) released the Beer Purchasers’ Index (BPI) for June 2023.

The June BPI rose above the benchmark (50) to 54 while the At Risk Inventory (ARI) measure also remained slightly above the benchmark (50) at 51. Looking across the past nine years of the survey, the current BPI of 54 does not match the past survey average of 60 for June; however, the June index does point to a few signs of strength in the beer market as purchasing activity increased for five of the seven measured segments.

Looking across the segments for June:

  • The index for imports continues to point to expanding volumes with a reading of 68, seven points higher than the June 2022 reading of 61.
  • The craft index at 38 continues to signal contraction but is slightly above the June 2022 reading of 33.
  • The premium lights index posted a reading of 52, significantly higher than the June 2022 reading of 44.
  • The premium regular segment index at 53 is also significantly above the June 2022 reading of 36.
  • The below premium segment reading at 53 is also above the June 2022 reading of 42 and continues a trend in expanding (above 50) territory.
  • The FMB/seltzer reading fell to 31 in June, lower than the June 2022 reading of 36.
  • Finally, the cider segment posted a June reading at 28 compared to 30 in June 2022.


The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) represents America’s 3,000 independent beer distributors who service every state, congressional district and media market across the country. Licensed at the federal and state levels, beer distributors get bottles, cans, cases and kegs from a brewer or importer to stores, restaurants and other licensed retail accounts through a transparent and accountable regulatory system. Distributors build brands of all sizes – from familiar domestic beers to new startup labels and imports from around the world – and generate enormous consumer choice while supporting more than 140,000 quality jobs in their home communities. Beer distributors work locally to keep communities safe by sponsoring programs to promote responsible consumption, combat drunk driving and reduce underage drinking.