Eurostat: Household Alcohol Spending Nearly €130 Billion
In 2017, households in the European Union (EU) spent 1.6% of their total consumption expenditure on alcoholic beverages. This represents a total expenditure of over €130 billion, equivalent to 0.9% of EU GDP or over €300 per EU inhabitant. It should be noted that this does not include alcoholic beverages paid for in restaurants and hotels.
Eurostat is the statistical office of the European Union situated in Luxembourg. Its mission is to provide high quality statistics for Europe.
Baltic EU Member States spend highest share of household expenditure on alcohol, Spain spends least
In the EU in 2017, the share of total consumption expenditure spent on alcoholic beverages was the largest in three Baltic States:
- Estonia (5.2%),
- Latvia (4.9%) and
- Lithuania (4.0%).
They were followed by Poland (3.5%), Czechia (3.3%), Hungary (3.0%) and Finland (2.8%).
At the opposite end of the scale, Spain (0.8%), Greece and Italy (both 0.9%) spent the lowest proportions of household spending on alcoholic beverages, ahead of Germany, Austria and Portugal (all 1.4%).