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Canadian retail sales of alcoholic beverages 2013-2018

Retail sales of alcoholic beverages in Canada from 2013 to 2018 (in billion Canadian dollars)

by Emma Bedford, last edited Nov 4, 2019
Canadian retail sales of alcoholic beverages 2013-2018 This statistic shows the retail store sales of alcoholic beverages in Canada from 2013 to 2018. Retail store sales of alcoholic beverages in Canada amounted to approximately 27.53 billion Canadian dollars in 2018.
Alcoholic beverages industry in Canada - additional information

The alcohol industry in Canada is a highly profitable one. In 2015, retail sales of beer, wine and liquor stores in Canada amounted to more than 23 billion Canadian dollars, a 4.5 percent growth from the previous year. Moreover, the average Canadian household spent more than 850 Canadian dollars yearly on alcoholic beverages from 2010 to 2014, and in 2013, average annual expenditure exceeded 900 dollars.

As of May 2015, beer was the most popular alcoholic beverage among Canadian consumers. More than 22 million hectoliters of beer were sold annually in Canada from 2011 to 2014, the largest share of which was sold in Ontario and Quebec. Despite its popularity, beer sales have actually been decreasing since at least 2008. Sales of wine and spirits, on the other hand, have increased slightly during the same period, though they were both still much lower than those of beer at 4.52 and 1.57 million hectoliters respectively in 2014. Vodka and rum were forecasted to be the most popular spirits consumed in Canada between 2014 and 2018.

In 2014, 75.48 liters of beer, ale, stout and porter, 15.48 liters of wine and 5.63 liters of distilled spirits were available for consumption per person in Canada.

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Retail sales of alcoholic beverages in Canada from 2013 to 2018 (in billion Canadian dollars)

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