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4307.0.55.001 - Apparent Consumption of Alcohol, Australia, 2010-11 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 03/05/2012   
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Beer


In 2010-11 there were 77.1 million litres of pure alcohol available from beer, which is a decrease of 3.4% from 2009-10 (79.7 million litres). Full strength beer made up 82.5% of all beer available for consumption in 2010-11, followed by mid strength beer (13.2%) and low strength beer (4.3%).

TABLE 2: BEER, PURE ALCOHOL AVAILABLE FOR CONSUMPTION

Year ended 30 June
Low strength(a)
Mid strength(a)
Full strength(a)
Total

VOLUME OF PURE ALCOHOL ('000 litres)

2006
5 900
8 767
61 721
76 388
2007
5 381
9 366
63 131
77 849
2008
4 813
9 513
65 170
79 496
2009
4 247
9 862
67 040
81 148
2010
3 872
r10 143
r65 721
r79 736
2011
3 310
10 207
63 546
77 063

PER CAPITA CONSUMPTION OF PURE ALCOHOL(b) (litres)

2006
0.36
0.53
3.74
4.63
2007
0.32
0.56
3.76
4.63
2008
0.28
0.55
3.80
4.63
2009
0.24
0.56
3.82
4.62
2010
0.22
0.57
r3.67
r4.45
2011
0.18
0.56
3.49
4.23

(a) See paragraph 16 of the Explanatory Notes for definitions of low, mid and full strength beer.
(b) Litres per person aged 15 years and over.
r revised
The volume of beer available for consumption decreased 3.8%, from 1,856.1 million litres in 2009-10 to 1,786.2 million litres in 2010-11. The volume of full strength beer decreased 3.6%, while low strength beer decreased 14.5%. Mid strength beer increased slightly (up 0.6%).

TABLE 3: BEER, VOLUME AVAILABLE FOR CONSUMPTION

Year ended 30 June
Low strength(a)
Mid strength(a)
Full strength(a)
Total

VOLUME ('000 litres)

2006
218 045
251 676
1 305 476
1 775 198
2007
199 581
268 017
1 337 286
1 804 884
2008
176 984
271 807
1 387 008
1 835 798
2009
156 906
281 793
1 434 112
1 872 810
2010
144 599
289 815
r1 421 697
r1 856 110
2011
123 602
291 579
1 371 049
1 786 230

PER CAPITA CONSUMPTION(b) (litres)

2006
13.21
15.25
79.09
107.54
2007
11.87
15.95
79.56
107.38
2008
10.32
15.84
80.84
107.00
2009
8.93
16.04
81.62
106.59
2010
r8.07
r16.17
r79.31
r103.54
2011
6.79
16.01
75.28
98.08

(a) See paragraph 16 of the Explanatory Notes for definitions of low, mid and full strength beer.
(b) Litres per person aged 15 years and over.
r revised


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