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Thursday, October 9, 2008

Alcohol consumption continues to slide

An analysis carried out by the drinks industry has reported an accelerating decline in alcohol consumption during the first nine months of 2008.

The Drinks Industry Group of Ireland (DIGI) said excise receipts from Revenue showed that alcohol sales in the first nine months of the year were down 9% on the same period last year.

Sales are down a whopping 22% in the month of September alone compared to the same time last year. This compares to a fall of 14% in August.
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