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Alcohol Available for Consumption
Year to December 2000

Total Wine, Beer and Spirits available for consumption in New Zealand

Total alcohol consumed in New Zealand has been falling since the 
early 1980s. Over recent years total beer has been declining, 
although higher strength brands have been selling well. Wine 
consumption has been increasing, as has spirits, particularly in the 
form of premixed spirits based drinks - 'alco-pops'. 

For the latest annual data on 'alcohol available for consumption 
in New Zealand' see Statistics NZ's website for its publication Hot 
Off The Press: Alcohol and Tobacco Available for Consumption. This data is based on data supplied by the alcohol industry for excise tax purposes. It takes into account local production plus imports minus exports but does not include home produced alcohol. 

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