Consumption of spirits in the United Kingdom (UK) 2002-2018

This statistic depicts the annual amount of pure alcohol from spirits released for consumption in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2002 to 2018. In 2005, approximately 1.22 million hectoliters of spirits were cleared in the UK, which had remained fairly steady over the period in consideration at 1.3 million hectoliters in 2018.

Annual volume of spirits cleared for consumption in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2002 to 2018

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Release date

May 2019


United Kingdom

Survey time period

2002 to 2018

Supplementary notes

Data refers to the amount of alcohol released for consumption (clearances) onto the UK market by HMRC, including imported products and those produced or processed in the UK.

* 'Pure alcohol' = alcohol content
The source states: "Spirit-based RTD (Ready-to-drink) products were dutied at the same rate as spirits from 28.04.02, and details on spirit-based RTD clearances are included in the spirits clearances."

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