Alcohol sales have increased slightly

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We drink more spirits, while beer sales have gone down. Figures are from the first half of 2019, compared to the same period last year, according to Statistics Norway (SSB).

Alcohol sales, measured in litres of pure alcohol, rose 0.2 % in the first half of the year, compared with the same period in 2018, according to SSB.

The increase corresponds to 28,000 litres of alcohol.

A total of 12,605,000 litres of alcohol were sold during this period. This is equivalent to 2.87 litres of alcohol per capita.

While both liquor and wine sales have increased during this period, beer and alcopop sales have gone down.

When measuring alcohol sales in commodities, there has been a 0.84 % reduction from the first half of 2018.

This is because sales of products with higher alcohol content, such as wine and spirits, have increased, while sales of alcopops and beer have gone down.

Liquor sales have seen the largest increase during this period with 139,000 litres, which is an increase of 2.91 %.

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