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Alcohol – 2.1% of household expenditure here in 2019

Alcohol accounted for some 2.1% of total household expenditure in 2019 according to a new Eurostat report.

 

Ireland's spend on alcohol took it into 13th place out of the EU27. The UK - no longer part of the EU - was in line with the EU average of 1.6%.

Ireland’s spend on alcohol took it into 13th place out of the EU27. The UK – no longer part of the EU – was in line with the EU average of 1.6%.

 

This figure – which shows the situation before the start of the Covid-19 pandemic – compares to an EU average of 1.6% for spend on alcohol as part of the household spend total.

Together, alcohol and tobacco accounted for 5% of total household expenditure.

Ireland’s spend on alcohol took it into 13th place out of the EU27. The UK – no longer part of the EU – was in line with the EU average of 1.6%.

The largest proportion of household spend spent on alcohol was in Latvia at 4.8% of total household spend while Italy & Greece shared the lowest proportion of household spend at 0.9%.

According to Eurostat, “In 2019, households in the EU spent €117 billion (equivalent to 0.8% of the EU’s GDP) on ‘alcoholic beverages’”.

The report adds, “In six EU Member States – Denmark, Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands and Slovenia – this share remained stable”.

The alcohol spends do not include alcoholic beverages paid for in restaurants and hotels which accounted for some 15% of total household expenditure here in 2019.

 

 

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