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4307.0.55.001 - Apparent Consumption of Alcohol, Australia, 2011-12 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 18/09/2013   
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BEER


In 2011-12 there were 75.6 million litres of pure alcohol available from beer, a decrease of 2.3% from 2010-11 (77.3 million litres). Full strength beer made up 82.3% of all beer available for consumption in 2011-12, followed by mid strength beer (13.8%) and low strength beer (3.9%).

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)

2007
5 381
9 336
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
10 143
65 721
79 736
2011
r3 369
10 207
r63 751
r77 327
2012
2 977
10 395
62 214
75,585

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

2007
0.32
0.56
r3.80
r4.69
2008
0.28
r0.56
r3.85
r4.69
2009
0.24
r0.57
r3.87
r4.68
2010
0.22
0.57
r3.72
r4.51
2011
r0.19
r0.57
r3.55
r4.31
2012
0.16
0.57
3.41
4.14

r revised (see paragraph 5 of the Explanatory Notes)
(a) See paragraph 15 of the Explanatory Notes for definitions of low, mid and full strength beer.
(b) Litres per person aged 15 years and over.


The volume of beer available for consumption decreased 2.6%, from 1,808.8 million litres in 2010-11 to 1,762.4 million litres in 2011-12. The volume of full strength beer decreased 2.6% while low strength beer decreased 12.0%. Mid strength beer recorded an increase (up 1.8%).

TABLE 3: BEER, Volume available for consumption

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

VOLUME ('000 litres)

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 421 708
r1 856 122
2011
r128 787
291 579
r1 388 451
r1 808 817
2012
113 298
296 856
1 352 258
1 762 411

PER CAPITA CONSUMPTION(b) (litres)

2007
r12.02
r16.14
r80.53
r108.69
2008
r10.45
r16.04
r81.86
r108.35
2009
r9.05
r16.25
r82.69
r107.98
2010
r8.18
r16.39
r80.38
r104.94
2011
r7.17
r16.24
r77.31
r100.72
2012
6.21
16.26
74.08
96.55

r revised (see paragraph 5 of the Explanatory Notes)
(a) See paragraph 15 of the Explanatory Notes for definitions of low, mid and full strength beer.
(b) Litres per person aged 15 years and over.



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