According to data from Eurostat, alcoholic beverage purchases accounted for 2.1% of total household expenditure in Ireland in 2019.
As reported by drinksindustryireland.ie, according to Eurostat's data, Ireland had the thirteenth highest household expenditure on alcoholic beverages in the EU in 2019.
EU Average And Top Three Expenditure Percentages
Alcohol purchases accounted for an average of 1.6% of total household expenditure in the EU in 2019.
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Latvia had the highest household expenditure on alcoholic beverages in the EU in 2019, with alcohol purchases accounting for 4.8% of the country's total household expenditure that year. Estonia was a close second with 4.7%, and Lithuania came in third with 3.7%.
Purchases In Restaurants And Hotels
The above alcohol purchase percentages do not include alcoholic beverages that were purchased in restaurants and hotels, which accounted for 15% of total household expenditure in Ireland in 2019.
Expenditure In Euros
Drinksindustryireland.ie quotes Eurostat as saying, "In 2019, households in the EU spent €117 billion (equivalent to 0.8% of the EU's GDP) on alcoholic beverages."
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