Apparent Consumption 1850-1983

U.S. Consumption of Beverage Alcohol


U.S. Apparent Consumption of the Drinking Age Population in Gallons per Year, 1850-1983
 
 Beer Spirits Wine All Beverages
YearVolumeEthanolVolumeEthanolVolumeEthanolEthanol
18502.70.144.171.880.460.032.05
18605.390.274.792.160.570.12.53
18708.730.443.41.530.530.12.07
1871-8011.260.562.271.020.770.141.72
1881-9017.940.92.120.950.760.141.99
1891-9523.421.172.120.950.60.112.23
1896-190023.721.191.720.770.550.12.06
1901-0526.21.312.110.950.710.132.39
1906-1029.271.472.140.960.920.172.6
1911-1529.531.482.090.940.790.142.56
1916-1921.631.081.680.760.690.121.96
193413.580.610.640.290.360.070.970
193515.130.680.960.420.50.091.200
193617.530.791.20.590.640.121.500
193718.210.821.430.640.710.131.590
193816.580.751.320.590.70.131.470
193916.770.751.380.620.790.141.510
194016.290.731.430.670.940.161.560
194117.970.811.580.711.020.181.700
1942200.91.890.851.110.221.970
194322.2611.460.660.940.171.830
194425.221.1310.761.030.182.070
194525.971.171.950.881.130.22.250
194623.751.072.20.991.340.242.300
194724.561.111.690.760.90.162.030
194823.771.071.560.71.110.21.970
194923.481.061.550.71.210.221.980
195023.211.041.720.771.270.232.040
195122.921.031.730.781.130.22.010
195223.21.041.630.731.220.211.980
195323.041.041.70.771.190.22.010
195422.411.011.660.741.210.211.960
195522.391.011.710.771.250.222.000
195622.1811.310.811.270.222.030
195721.440.971.770.81.260.221.990
195821.350.961.770.81.270.221.980
195922.1511.860.841.280.222.060
196021.950.991.90.861.320.222.070
196121.470.971.910.861.360.232.050
196221.980.991.990.91.320.222.110
196322.511.012.020.911.370.232.150
196423.081.042.010.951.410.242.230
196523.071.042.210.991.420.242.270
196623.521.062.261.021.40.242.320
196723.811.072.341.051.460.252.370
196824.331.092.441.11.510.262.450
196924.91.122.511.131.620.262.510
197025.231.142.481.111.710.272.520
197125.631.152.51.171.930.312.590
197225.911.172.521.092.10.32.560
197326.771.22.571.12.130.312.670
197427.751.252.591.112.130.312.670
197528.091.262.581.112.220.322.700
197628.141.272.561.12.230.322.690
197728.721.292.571.062.280.292.650
197829.441.322.611.072.40.312.710
197930.391.372.581.062.480.322.750
198030.591.382.531.042.630.342.760
198130.911.392.491.022.720.352.760
198230.771.382.390.982.760.362.720
198330.471.372.330.962.80.362.690
(Volume is expressed in gallons)
These data are taken from:
U.S. Alcohol Epidemiologic Data Reference Manual
(Vol. 1, Rockville, Md. : U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services,
Public Health Service, Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration,
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 1985):6

By Austin Kerr


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