Date PostedSeptember 20, 2017

Increase in Australia’s Alcohol Consumption

New research from IBISWORLD revealed that the amount of alcohol consumed per person in Australia annually has risen for the first time in almost a decade, this is contrary to the trend we’ve seen since 2006-2007 of alcohol consumption decreasing.

According to research the quantity of pure alcohol consumed by each Australian person over the age of 15 has risen from 9.52 litres in 2014-15 to 9.70 litres in 2015-16. A senior industry analyst at IBISWorld, Mr James Thomsom said although alcohol consumption is expected to reach 9.72 litres in 2017-18, alcohol consumption rates among young adults aged 15-24 is a lot lower.

Much of the rise in alcohol consumption is due to beer consumption and in particular the popularity of craft beer, which doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. In fact beer consumption is predicted to rise from 3.75 litres per capita in 2014-15 to 3.86 litres in 2017-18.

Another alcohol increasing in popularity is cider. Although it only accounts for a small amount of the total alcohol consumption, it is expected to rise. Source:

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