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Alcohol Available for Consumption: Year ended December 2010
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  21 February 2011
Highlights

For the year ended December 2010 compared with the year ended December 2009 unless otherwise stated:

  • The total volume of alcoholic beverage available for consumption increased 0.6 percent to 474 million litres.
  • The volume of pure alcohol available for consumption rose 5.5 percent to 33 million litres.
  • The volume of pure alcohol available per person aged 15 years and over rose 3.7 percent to 9.6 litres.
 
  • The volume of wine available for consumption increased 7.7 percent to 103 million litres. 
  • The volume of spirits (more than 23 percent alcohol content) rose 20 percent to 13 million litres.
  • The volume of beer available for consumption declined 2.2 percent to 299 million litres.  
 
 

  Graph, Total volume of alcoholic beverage available for consumption, by beverage type, 1995–2010.

 

Geoff Bascand 21 February 2011
Government Statistician ISSN 2230-3278
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