According to figures released in this Australian Bureau of Statistics’ (ABS) report, Australians are drinking less alcohol overall than any time in the previous 15 years. The report explains that the decrease is mainly due to a continuation of the downward trend in apparent consumption of beer, at the same time as a flattening out in wine consumption.
However, beer still comprised the greatest proportion of all pure alcohol consumed in Australia at 41%, followed by wine (37%), spirits (13%), and ready-to-drink beverages (7%). Cider is estimated to account for a small but growing proportion, at 2%.
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