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New Revenue Figures Reveal Per Capita Alcohol Consumption Declined 6.6% In Ireland In 2020

Published on Mar 12 2021 12:00 PM in Drinks tagged: Trending Posts / Revenue / Drinks Ireland

New Revenue Figures Reveal Per Capita Alcohol Consumption Declined 6.6% In Ireland In 2020

New Revenue figures have revealed that per capita alcohol consumption declined by 6.6% in Ireland in 2020.

Total Volume Of Consumption

The total volume of consumption was down by 5.1%.

Beer, Cider, Spirits And Wine Data

Beer consumption fell by 17.3% last year, while cider consumption fell by 11.4%, spirits consumption increased marginally by 0.7% and wine sales increased by 12%.

Drinks Ireland Director Statement

Drinks Ireland director Patricia Callan stated, "There is a growing and misleading narrative that alcohol consumption increased last year during lockdown. These Revenue figures show that this is simply not true. While off-trade sales predictably increased when the on-trade was closed, this was not enough to offset the overall fall in alcohol consumption across the board."

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