The NBWA Beer Purchasers’ Index (BPI) is an informal monthly statistical release giving distributors a timely and reliable indicator of industry beer purchasing activity. BPI is the only forward-looking indicator for distributors to measure expected beer demand. Similar to the widely recognized Purchasing Managers’ Index, the BPI is a net-rising index and a leading indicator of industry performance based on surveyed responses from participating beer purchasers.
The December 2020 Beer Purchaser’s Index (BPI) moderated significantly compared prior months in 2020. After remaining elevated throughout the summer, the December 2020 BPI at 64 is only a few points above December 2019 at 61. The “at-risk inventory" measure continues to remain relatively low among all the segments, with total beer at 29 compared to 52 in December 2019. Overall, the slightly lower demand from beer purchases is expected heading into the new year. However, with low inventories, there is still a need to replenish stock.
Looking across the segments for December:
Beer Distributors: Please sign up to participate and receive the first and only advance notice of expectations for increasing or decreasing sales. Complete the form below using your company’s primary beer purchaser’s contact information. For additional information, please email email@example.com.