UK alcohol consumption downaletalk
New figures show UK alcohol consumption down 2.1 per cent in 2013
The British Beer & Pub Association has compiled data based on HMRC alcohol tax returns, that shows UK alcohol consumption per head fell again in 2013.
This is the seventh year in the past nine that there has been a fall. Consumption per head is now 18 per cent lower than it was in 2004, when the current trend began
In total, Britons drank over seven billion fewer units of alcohol in 2013, compared with 2004. Alcohol consumption per head was 7.7 litres per head in 2013 – the lowest level this century.