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Wholesale and retail trade and service activities
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Statistics on alcohol salesQ1 2014

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Late Easter caused lower alcohol sales

The registered turnover of alcoholic beverages was lower in the first quarter this year than in the same period last year. The decline is related to the placing of Easter in the calendar year.

Turnover of alcohol per capita
Litres Per cent
2013 2012 - 2013 2003 - 2013
Total 6.22 0.2 3.2
Spirits 1.09 -1.8 -10.7
Wine 2.30 0.4 25.0
Beer 2.68 0.4 -2.9
Alco pops 0.14 0.0 -36.4
Figure 1. Turnover of spirits, wine, beer and alco pops
Figure 1. Turnover of spirits, wine, beer and alco pops

While most of the Easter holiday was in March last year, it was in April this year. This resulted in lower sales in the first quarter this year compared to the same period last year.

Beer and alco pops dropped the least, with 6.3 and 5.9 per cent respectively from the first quarter last year to the first quarter this year. Spirits and wine had a decrease in turnover with 12.0 and 9.3 per cent respectively in the same period.

1.43 litres of alcohol per person

Each person aged 15 and over drank an average of 1.23 litres of pure alcohol in the first quarter of this year. That is 0.13 litres less than in the same period last year. The total registered turnover in the first quarter this year was 5.3 million litres of pure alcohol.