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[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written Answers 154 - Alcohol sales [42843/14]. (11 Nov 2014)

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154. Deputy Patrick O'Donovanasked the Taoiseach if the Central Statistics Office compiles information on the total amount of alcohol sold here and the amounts imported into the State for sale; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42843/14]

Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach (Deputy Paul Kehoe): The Central Statistics Office produces estimates for the total expenditure on alcohol. These estimates are based on Revenue data for both imported and home produced quantities.   

To convert alcoholic drinks to pure alcohol, typically beer is weighted as 4-5%, wine as 11-16% and spirits as 40% of pure alcohol equivalent.

The table gives the quantities of litres of pure alcohol (l.p.a.) sold based on net receipts within the State over the last 5 years.

Litres of Pure Alcohol

Year

Imported

Home Made

Total

2009

19,485,209

20,216,427

39,701,636

2010

21,978,459

19,872,802

41,851,260

2011

22,341,543

19,584,046

41,925,589

2012

21,866,190

19,207,388

41,073,578

2013

20,894,513

17,141,247

38,035,760

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