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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Study on the affordability of alcoholic beverages in the EU

The European Commission DG SANCO has published a study on the affordability of alcoholic beverages in the EU, with a focus on excise duty pass-through, on- and off-trade sales, price promotions and pricing regulations.

The new study focused on the following four areas of inquiry:

  • the link between changes in excise duties and changes in alcohol consumer prices
  • the trends in the ratio of on-trade to off-trade consumption of alcohol, and their drivers

  • the scale of alcohol price promotions and discounts in the on- and off-trade across the EU

  • regulations in Member States on price promotions and discounts, their compliance and effectiveness.

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