In 2008, studies revealed that annual consumption of alcohol got increased to 8.5 litres of pure alcoholic beverages per inhabitant. The amount enjoys quintupled ever since the belated 1950's.
Unrecorded alcohol consumption in 2008 ended up being anticipated at 1.9 litres, therefore the overall drinking per inhabitant in 2008 got approximately 10.4 litres. Unrecorded consumption of alcohol as a share of overall intake have reduced by about a 3rd through the later part of the 1950’s to account fully for around 10per cent associated with total consumption in early 1970's; the express got risen up to significantly more than 20% of as a whole usage in 2008.
The sorts of alcohol consumption favoured by Finns has varied over the past few decades. In 1959, over 70per cent of alcohol ended up being consumed as spirits. When medium-strength beer turned offered at grocer's shops in 1969, they somewhat enhanced the consumption of beer and lower the share of spirit. On top of the after ages the interest in alcohol reduced particularly in dining.
The intake of wine has grown fairly gradually considering that the very early 60's and has been surging considering that the mid-1980's.
Drink taken into account 5per cent of overall alcohol consumption in 1985 and 16% in 2008. Medium-strength alcohol gathered renewed recognition inside belated 1980's and early 1990's. In 2008, almost half all alcohol used in Finland got drunk as beer and merely over 25% as spirits.
The occasions of 2004 - import quotas for travellers’ duty free liquor imports happened to be deserted, taxation on alcohol decreased, and Estonia signed up with the EU - added to the 10per cent increase in drinking. Unrecorded drinking increased by a fourth as travellers' imports enhanced by almost 70%. The residential product sales and import of especially spirit increasing. In retail, the express of Alko's deals of purchased alcohol risen to 44percent, whereas restaurant selling diminished to 17%.