Alcohol Available for Consumption

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Abstract

Alcohol available for consumption statistics provide statistical information on the volume of alcoholic beverages (beer, wine, spirits and spirit-based drinks) available for consumption in New Zealand. The volume available for consumption comprises: (i) that which is imported into New Zealand (less re-exports), as sourced from Statistics New Zealand merchandise trade data, and (ii) that which is produced in New Zealand for local consumption and on which excise duty has been paid, as sourced from excise data provided by the New Zealand Customs Service. The data excludes alcoholic beverages produced by households. Data is published quarterly via Infoshare, and in an annual information release with accompanying tables (for the year ended December).

Purpose

The purpose of Alcohol Available for Consumption series is to provide statistical information on the volume of alcoholic beverages (including wine, beer, spirits and spirit-based drinks) available for consumption in New Zealand, on a quarterly and annual basis.

Citation Information

Title

Alcohol Available for Consumption

Alternate Title

Production Statistics - Alcohol for Consumption

Creator

Statistics New Zealand: International and Business Performance Statistics

Publisher

Statistics New Zealand

Rights

Statistics New Zealand

Coverage Information

Temporal Coverage

  • 1983 to present

Topical Coverage

  • Alcohol
  • Pure alcohol
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Beer
  • Wine
  • Spirits
  • Spirit-based drinks

Studies

Main users of the data

External users: Alcohol available for consumption data is used by the Health Promotion Agency (formerly the Alcohol Advisory Council), other Government departments, industry groups and other businesses.

Internal users: Alcohol available for consumption data is used as input data in the calculation of Household Consumption Expenditure statistics, and in the calculation of the Consumer Price Index (CPI).

Frequency

3) Quarterly

Significant events impacting this study series

1986: With the abolition of bonded warehouses due to the introduction of GST in October 1986, the means of calculating alcohol available for consumption was revised. However, the time-series has been maintained.

2010: On 1 September 2010 the tobacco available for consumption series was discontinued to meet Statistics NZ's obligation to ensure confidentiality of published statistical information.

Usage and limitations of the data

These statistics measure how much alcoholic beverage is released to the domestic market, and therefore available for consumption. They do not measure actual consumption.

Information is not available to measure the change in the level of stocks that are held before sale, and therefore not yet consumed.

The figures also exclude alcoholic beverages produced by households.

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