Norwegians drink more wine – less beer and liquor

The Norwegian Wine and Spirits Monopoly (Vinmonopolet) sold around a million more liters of wine during the first six months of this year than it did last year, but 23,000 fewer liters of spirits, reports Statistics Norway.

The total turnover of pure alcohol decreased by 37 000 litres in the first half of 2009 compared to the same period in 2008.

The total turnover of pure alcohol was distributed between 5.6 million litres of beer, 4.2 million litres of wine, 2.2 million litres of spirits and 248 000 litres of alcopops.

Each person above 15 years of age and over drank an average of 3.15 litres of pure alcohol during the first half of 2009.


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