A new report commissioned by the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland (DIGI) and authored by DCU economist Anthony Foley has found that since 2001, the average amount of alcohol consumed per adult in Ireland has declined by 23.2%.
The report revealed that while the average amount of alcohol consumed per adult increased in 2018 by 0.1% (11.094 litres of pure alcohol vs 11.080 in 2017), this figure is 23.2% lower than in 2001.
Total Alcohol Consumption
Additionally, the report stated that total alcohol consumption increased by 1.8% in 2018. However, the average amount of alcohol consumed per adult last year was lower than 2016 levels, despite a strong economy, near full employment, and record tourism numbers.
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