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Alcohol Available for Consumption: Year ended December 2013
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  25 February 2014
Key facts

For the year ended December 2013 compared with the year ended December 2012:

  • The total volume of alcoholic beverage available for consumption rose 1.9 percent, to 466 million litres.
  • The volume of beer available rose 3.2 percent, to 289 million litres.
  • The volume of pure alcohol available for consumption rose 0.8 percent, to 32.9 million litres.
  • The volume of pure alcohol available per person aged 15 years and over was unchanged, at 9.2 litres. This equates to an average of 2.0 standard drinks per person per day.

Graph, Total volume of alcoholic beverage available for consumption, by type, 1998 to 2013.  

Liz MacPherson
Government Statistician
25 February 2014
ISSN 2230-3278
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