Alcohol sales in Norway increased sharply in third quarter of 2020

In the third quarter of this year, Norwegians bought 8,561,000 liters of pure alcohol, 29.3% more than in the third quarter last year, new Statistics Norway (SSB) figures show.

A total of 1.93 liters of pure alcohol per capita was sold in the third quarter of this year, which is an increase of 27.8% from the same quarter in 2019.

The reason for the increased alcohol sales is probably the absence of cross-border trade in the third quarter.

New figures from Statistics Norway show that the increase is greatest for wine, with 46.5%.

For spirits and soft drinks, the increase was 36.0% and 38.1%, respectively, while beer registered an increase of 13.3%.

Measured in the number of liters of alcoholic beverages, a total of 113,887,000 liters were sold.

That is an increase of 22.1% compared with the third quarter of 2019.

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