Dáil Éireann - Volume 405 - 26 February, 1991

Written Answers. - Alcohol Expenditure Statistics.

51. Mr. G. O'Sullivan asked the Taoiseach the amount of money spent on alcoholic beverages in 1988, 1989 and 1990.

52. Mr. G. O'Sullivan asked the Taoiseach (a) the gross national consumption of alcoholic beverages in the State and (b) the expenditure on same.

The Taoiseach: I propose to take Questions Nos.51 and 52 together.

The information requested is set out in the following tabular statement for the year 1988. This is the latest year for which such information is available.

Consumption of and expenditure on Alcoholic Beverages in 1988.

Quantities of alcoholic beverages consumed:

(000)

Spirits (LPAs)

5,946

Beer(litres)

385,730

Wines, etc.(litres)

25,593

Estimated total expenditure on alcoholic beverages

£ million

1,666

LPA = litre per alcohol.