4307.0.55.001 - Apparent Consumption of Alcohol, Australia, 2012-13 Quality Declaration
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 04/04/2014
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In 2012-13 there were 75.1 million litres of pure alcohol available for consumption in Australia in the form of beer, a decrease of 0.6% from 2011-12 (75.6 million litres).
Full strength beer made up 82.1% of all beer available for consumption in 2012-13, followed by mid strength beer (14.3%) and low strength beer (3.6%). In 2007-08, full strength beer accounted for 82.0% of all beer, followed by mid strength beer (12.0%) and low strength beer (6.1%).
TABLE 2: BEER, Pure alcohol available for consumption
The volume of beer available for consumption decreased 1.8% between 2011-12 and 2012-13, from 1,762.4 million litres to 1,730.1 million litres. The volume of full strength beer decreased 2.4% while low strength beer decreased 9.4%. Mid strength beer recorded an increase (up 3.7%).
TABLE 3: BEER, Volume available for consumption
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