Consumption of alcoholic beverages 1980-2007
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1.000 litres:
1.000 lítrar
Litres per inhabitant:
Litres per inhabitant 15 years and older:
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Creation date
The State Wine, Spirit and Tobacco Authority, Statistics Iceland.


Data collection on alcohol consumption has been discontinued.

The above figures on quantity do not take into account alcohol imported by ship and aircraft crews and tourists entering the country, nor alcohol exported by the State Wine, Spirit and Tobacco Authority (ÁTVR) and others, or sold to
the Duty Free Store at Keflavík Airport. The sale of beer was legalised on 1 March 1989. As of 1 December 1995 the State monopoly on the import and wholesale of alcohol was abolished and importers, producers and wholesalers holding a special licence issued by the National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police were permitted to resell alcohol. From 1995 the figures cover the sales
of ÁTVR and the sales of licence holders. In the years 1980-1992 wine covers table wine and fortified wine and spirits refers to stronger alcohol. As of 1993 alcoholic beverages with alcohol percentage 22% or less by volume, except beer, are counted as wine and those over 22% by volume are counted as spirits.
Flavoured alcoholic beverages
Soda beverages with alcohol base exceeding 22% alcohol.