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ABFI Welcomes Drop in Alcohol Consumption In Ireland

Published on Aug 29 2017 12:10 PM in Drinks tagged: Alcohol / Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland / European Commission / Patricia Callan

ABFI Welcomes Drop in Alcohol Consumption In Ireland

Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland (ABFI) has welcomed the latest figures from the European Commission which show a fall in alcohol consumption in Ireland.

The figures showed that Ireland 'experienced the steepest drop' in alcohol consumption of 20 EU countries between 2000 and 2014, at 23.6%.

“Figures from the European Commission confirm that alcohol consumption in Ireland continues to drop and these findings endorse other statistics, such as those by the World Health Organisation (WHO), that show that Ireland’s alcohol consumption has fallen by 25% since 2005 from 13.3 litres of litres of alcohol per capita to 10.9 litres in 2016." Patricia Callan, Director of Alcohol Beverage Federation said.

Callan outlined that In 2005 Ireland was 9th in the EU for alcohol consumption, we now stand 18th out of the EU’s 28-member states.

“As an industry, we’ve openly supported the introduction of legislation to tackle alcohol misuse and the consumption of alcohol by young people." Callan added.

© 2017 - Checkout Magazine by Donna Ahern

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