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Alcohol consumption in Canada - statistics & facts

Alcohol is a common name for fermented or distilled beverages which contain ethyl alcohol, otherwise known as ethanol. Fermented alcoholic beverages such as beer and wine contain lower amounts of alcohol, typically between two and 20 percent, while distilled alcoholic beverages such as spirits and liqueurs contain 20 percent or more alcohol by volume. Despite the known and potentially hazardous effects on human health, alcohol has remained a commonly consumed beverage worldwide. In Canada, approximately 19.1 percent of consumers aged 12 years and over were reported as heavy alcoholic drinkers.

The average Canadian household spends over 1,000 Canadian dollars per year on any sort of alcoholic beverages. The most popular alcoholic drink among consumers is wine, followed by domestic and imported beer. It was estimated that almost 39 percent of all beer sold in Canada was consumed by Canadians aged between 18 and 34 in 2019. Those aged 50 and over made up around 32 percent of total consumption.

Vodka is predicted to be the leading spirit consumed in Canada in 2018, with consumption volumes expected to reach around 4.6 million 9 liter cases. Rum is expected to be the second most consumed spirit. Quebec is the province with the highest alcohol consumption in Canada, with 57 percent of the population drinking alcohol at least once a week. When it comes to political preferences and drinking, Liberal voters consume alcohol most frequently. Despite a high proportion of Canadian stating that they drink alcohol at least once a week, per capita consumption has declined in recent years. However, from 2019 onwards, figures are expected to creep back up again. Consumption may begin to increase at a faster rate since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic across the world. During a recent survey, almost one fifth of Canadian respondents stated that they had increased their alcohol consumption as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

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Alcohol consumption in Canada - statistics & facts

Alcohol is a common name for fermented or distilled beverages which contain ethyl alcohol, otherwise known as ethanol. Fermented alcoholic beverages such as beer and wine contain lower amounts of alcohol, typically between two and 20 percent, while distilled alcoholic beverages such as spirits and liqueurs contain 20 percent or more alcohol by volume. Despite the known and potentially hazardous effects on human health, alcohol has remained a commonly consumed beverage worldwide. In Canada, approximately 19.1 percent of consumers aged 12 years and over were reported as heavy alcoholic drinkers.

The average Canadian household spends over 1,000 Canadian dollars per year on any sort of alcoholic beverages. The most popular alcoholic drink among consumers is wine, followed by domestic and imported beer. It was estimated that almost 39 percent of all beer sold in Canada was consumed by Canadians aged between 18 and 34 in 2019. Those aged 50 and over made up around 32 percent of total consumption.

Vodka is predicted to be the leading spirit consumed in Canada in 2018, with consumption volumes expected to reach around 4.6 million 9 liter cases. Rum is expected to be the second most consumed spirit. Quebec is the province with the highest alcohol consumption in Canada, with 57 percent of the population drinking alcohol at least once a week. When it comes to political preferences and drinking, Liberal voters consume alcohol most frequently. Despite a high proportion of Canadian stating that they drink alcohol at least once a week, per capita consumption has declined in recent years. However, from 2019 onwards, figures are expected to creep back up again. Consumption may begin to increase at a faster rate since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic across the world. During a recent survey, almost one fifth of Canadian respondents stated that they had increased their alcohol consumption as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

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In the following 5 chapters, you will quickly find the {amountStatistics} most important statistics relating to "Alcohol consumption in Canada".

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