Per capita consumption of wine in Norway 1950-2018

All Nordic countries, except Denmark, have strong regulations on the sales of alcoholic beverages. In Norway, the government-owned alcoholic beverage retailer Vinmonopolet is the only company that can sell beverages containing an alcohol content higher than 4.75 percent. In general, the consumption of alcohol decreased in recent years. As of 2018, the volume of alcohol consumed in Norway amounted to nearly 83 liters per person. By comparison, since the 90s, the per capita consumption of wine increased strongly, reaching a volume of almost 18 liters in 2018.

Beer consumption 

  Though the general consumption of alcohol decreased in recent years, the annual volume of consumed beer in Norway remained stable in the years from 2008 to 2018. By reaching the age of 18 individuals are allowed to buy beer, and the amount of beer consumed per person in the country amounted to 51 liters by the end of this period.

Spirits consumption

In selected years from 1950 to 2018, the average volume of spirits consumed per capita in Norway generally decreased. It was lowest from 2015 to 2018, amounting to a consumption volume of 2.5 liters per person. The legal drinking and purchasing age for beverages with an alcohol content higher than 22 percent is 20 years and older.

Per capita consumption of wine in Norway in selected years from 1950 to 2018

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Release date

February 2020

Region

Norway

Survey time period

1950 to 2018

Age group

15 years and older

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