Household expenditure by purpose in the EU

In 2017, households in the European Union (EU) spent 1.6% of their total consumption expenditure on alcoholic beverages. This represents a total expenditure of over €130 billion, equivalent to 0.9% of EU GDP or over €300 per EU inhabitant. It should be noted that this does not include alcoholic beverages paid for in restaurants and hotels.

A more complete picture of household final consumption expenditure, broken down by consumption purpose, is available in this interactive infographic.

Source: Eurostat (EU, January 2019)

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