Canadian spirit sales volume FY 2012-FY 2018

This statistic displays the volume of spirits sold in Canada from FY 2012 to FY 2018. In the fiscal year ending March 31 2018, Canada sold around 171.91 million liters of spirits, an increase from approximately 168.53 million liters the previous year.

Spirits market in Canada - additional information

Also known as liquor, spirits are a type of alcoholic beverage manufactured through distillation. Spirits characteristically have an alcohol content of 20 percent or greater, which can be significantly more than other fermented alcoholic beverages, such as wine and beer. Some of the strongest spirits available include vodka, absinthe and rum, which can exceed 90 percent alcohol by volume. In Canada, the spirits market is forecast to exceed 6.6 billion Canadian dollars in 2019.

Canada is known for its production of Canadian whisky. The most notable brand is Canadian Club, which is currently manufactured by Beam Suntory, an American subsidiary of Japanese based Suntory Holdings Limited. In 2017, approximately 281 million Canadian dollars of whisky was exported from Canada. The leading countries of destination of these exports were the United States, France and Germany.

Spirits sales generated approximately 5.26 billion Canadian dollars in 2017, with more than 50 percent of these sales coming from Canadian products. The largest sale volume of spirits were from provinces Ontario and Alberta, which sold an accumulated 90.22 million liters. The leading type of spirit sold in British Columbia was Vodka.

Spirit sales volume in Canada from FY 2012 to FY 2018

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Release date

May 2019



Survey time period

FY 2012 to FY 2018

Special properties

fiscal year ends March 31

Supplementary notes

Figures have been rounded.

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