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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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Spirits and Ready to Drink (pre-mixed) beverages
The quantity of alcohol available for consumption in the form of spirits (excluding RTDs) increased by 0.7% between 2008–09 and 2009–10, from 22.9 million litres to 23.0 million litres.

At the same time the quantity of alcohol available for consumption in the form of RTDs decreased by 1.9%. This continues, at a slower rate, the change in trend shown in the previous year, when the amount of alcohol available for consumption from RTDs decreased 30.2% (from 18.7 million litres in 2007–08 to 13.1 million litres in 2008–09) (Table 6).
TABLE: 6 SPIRITS AND READY TO DRINK (PRE-MIXED) BEVERAGES, PURE ALCOHOL AVAILABLE FOR CONSUMPTION

Year ended 30 June
Spirits
RTDs
Total

VOLUME OF PURE ALCOHOL ('000 litres)

2005
19 667
15 338
35 005
2006
19 154
16 383
35 537
2007
19 355
18 123
37 478
2008
20 160
18 693
38 853
2009
22 865
13 056
35 921
2010
23 023
12 811
35 835

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

2005
1.21
0.94
2.16
2006
1.16
0.99
2.15
2007
1.15
1.08
2.23
2008
1.17
1.09
2.26
2009
1.30
0.74
2.04
2010
1.30
0.70
2.00

(a) Litres per person aged 15 years and over.
Graph 2: Apparent per capita consumption of pure alcohol for spirits and RTDs, 2005 to 2010.

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