4307.0.55.001 - Apparent Consumption of Alcohol, Australia, 2009-10 Quality Declaration
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 03/06/2011
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The increase was comprised of increases from wine (up 4.3%) and spirits (up 0.7%), and decreases from beer (down 1.7%) and Ready to Drink (pre-mixed) beverages (down 1.9%).
Of all pure alcohol available for consumption in 2009–10, beer contributed 43.3%, wine 37.2%, spirits 12.5% and RTDs 7.0%.
On a per capita basis, there were 10.3 litres of pure alcohol available for consumption per person in 2009–10, which is less that in 2008–09. As a standard drink consists of 12.5 mls of pure alcohol, this is equivalent to an average of 2.2 standard drinks per day per person aged 15 years and over. Note that these figures will overestimate the true level of alcohol consumed as beverages, as adjustments cannot be made for wastage and other factors such as the alcohol used in cooking.
TABLE 1: PURE ALCOHOL AVAILABLE FOR CONSUMPTION
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