Alcohol sales increases in Norway
Alcohol turnover, measured in the number of litres of pure alcohol, increased by 0.5% in the third quarter of the year compared with the same period last year. ‘Rusbrus’ (alcoholic soda) increased the most.
At the same time, sales of wine and beer have also increased according to Statistics Norway (SSB).
In the third quarter of 2017, sales of alcoholic beverages amounted to approximately 6,467,000 litres. The number indicates the amount converted to the number of litres of pure alcohol. In the same period this year, it has been 6,503,000 of alcohol in litres.
For ‘rusbrus’, the increase has been 5.6%.
“Although the percentage of ‘rusbrus’ has increased so much, this still represents a very small percentage of total alcohol turnover, as the least sold is ‘rusbrus’,” wrote SSB. ‘Rusbrus’ sales are still 14.2% lower in the third quarter than in the second quarter of this year.
Sales of beer continue to increase, which accounts for 46.2% of alcohol turnover measured in alcoholic beverages. The increase from the third quarter last year to the same period this year was 0.1%.
The only thing that has been reduced is the sale of spirits, which fell 0.8%.
The figures do not include duty-free and border trade SSB emphasized.
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