Jan 31, 2023

Alabama Alcohol Consumption


N I A A A National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, Understanding the impact of alcohol on human health and well-being




"The following are highlights from the current report, which updates consumption trends through 2020:


  • Per capita consumption of ethanol from all alcoholic beverages combined in 2020 was 2.45 gallons, representing a 2.9 percent increase from 2.38 gallons in 2019. This was the largest single-year increase since 1968, when there was a 3.4 percent increase (2.37 gallons in 1967 to 2.45 gallons in 1968).

  • Between 2019 and 2020, changes in overall per capita ethanol consumption included increases in 41 States and the District of Columbia, decreases in 4 States, and no changes in 5 States.

  • Analysis of overall per capita alcohol consumption by U.S. Census region between 2019 and 2020 indicated increases of 1.6 percent in the Northeast, 4.2 percent in the Midwest, 3.5 percent in the South, and 2.0 percent in the West.

  • Healthy People 2020 set the national objective for per capita annual alcohol consumption at no more than 2.1 gallons. In 2020, the overall per capita annual alcohol consumption level was more than 10 percent above target (> 2.31 gallons) in 30 States and the District of Columbia, 10 percent or less above target (> 2.10–2.31 gallons) in 13 States, up to 10 percent below target (1.89–2.10 gallons) in 4 States, and more than 10 percent below target (< 1.89 gallons) in 3 States."

Source: HERE.

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" Of the 7.9 billion gallons consumed by Americans in 2020, beer was the overwhelming favorite — with an estimated 6.4 billion gallons drunk — followed by wine and spirits, of which Americans enjoyed 931 million and 635 million gallons, respectively. While it’s clear the pandemic had an impact on the volume of alcohol consumed by Americans, it also had an impact on what kinds of alcohol Americans reached for. In 2020, domestic consumption of spirits increased by almost 46 million gallons from 2019. In comparison, wine consumption increased by 22 million gallons, while beer consumption saw little to no change."


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