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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