Beer Institute: Domestic Tax Paid Estimate Declines 3.7 Percent in May

WASHINGTON, DC – Today the Beer Institute published an unofficial estimate of domestic tax paid by beer brewers:

The May 2013 domestic tax paid estimate is 16,300,000 barrels. May 2012 removals were 16,919,000 (revised) for a decrease of 3.7%.

Please note the following monthly revisions from previous releases for 2012 and 2013:

Month

2012

2013

Percent Change

Volume Change

January    13,341,173

13,700,000

2.7%

358,827

February

13,750,782

12,900,000

-6.2%

-850,782

March

15,650,416

14,792,000

-5.5%

-858,416

April

14,950,000

15,000,000

0.3%

50,000

May

16,919,000

16,300,000

-3.7%

-619,000

YTD

74,611,371

72,692,000

-2.6%

-1,919,371

The Beer Institute is the trade association representing all brewers and beer importers, as well as industry suppliers. For news media seeking more information on the statistical information above, please contact Megan Kirkpatrick at 202.737.2337.