BDS Analytics’ CPI & Cannabis Consumer Sales Report – January 2020
March 31st, 2020
The one-of-a-kind CPI is a benchmark of retail sales pricing across cannabis products in select legalized U.S. markets. The index currently reports sales in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada and Oregon— state markets that generated more than 50 percent of the legalized U.S. sales in 2018. Underlying pricing data is the compilation of actual dispensary transactions captured by BDS Analytics’ GreenEdge® Retail Sales Tracking Platform.
The baseline of measurement represents the launch of adult-use sales in California in January of 2018. In order to standardize retail pricing data for Flower and Concentrates, all transactions are normalized to price per gram. For Ingestibles, Topicals and Vape, sales are converted to a price per unit measure.
BDS Analytics’ CPI is unique in its ability to index retail pricing across all product categories, a significant insight considering the rapid market growth largely driven by branded products in all categories.
BDS Analytics’ CPI for January 2020 stands at 101.38, representing a 1.3 percent decline from the trailing month. Compared to January 2019, average retail prices have decreased by 2.1 percent.
The index score is positive for Pre-rolled Joints, indicating an increase in average retail price for the product category relative to January 2018. Other product categories include Flower, Vape, Topicals, Ingestibles and Dabbable Concentrates, all of which have negative index scores. Despite price increases from the trailing month for Ingestibles and Dabbable Concentrates, the overall index score remained below 100 for those categories.
GreenEdge® Insights: In January 2020, legal cannabis dispensary sales across Arizona, California, Colorado, Oregon and Nevada reached a combined $574.1 million, an almost two percent decline from the trailing month but a 15 percent increase from the prior January.
Though sales this past January were significantly larger than the prior year, January is historically a smaller month when compared to December. In fact, from December 2018 to January 2019, dollar sales decreased by more than four percent. Shares across all categories are consistent and stable from December 2019 to January 2020, with no single category shifting more than one percent. Though the average selling price of Ingestibles increased by only $0.30 in January (which equates to nearly a two percent increase), dollars sold in the category declined five percent from the previous month.
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About BDS Analytics: Headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, BDS Analytics provides businesses with smart, actionable and accurate cannabis market intelligence and consumer research. The company provides a holistic understanding of the cannabis and CBD markets through insights distilled from dispensary point-of-sale systems through its market-leading GreenEdge® Platform, producing comprehensive consumer research and generating cannabis industry financial projections & analyses led by BDS Analytics’ industry-leading team of thought leaders and analysts. To learn more about our CPI or BDS Analytics’ products and services, please contact [email protected] or visit us online at bdsanalytics.com
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