This re-issue corrects a small number of errors in the 'Apparent Consumption of Alcohol 2006-07' publication. This revision has affected some of the data relating to beer and spirits, which has had a flow-on effect to data on total apparent consumption of alcohol.
The revisions are in Table 1, BEER, in the 2006-07 data for the quantity of mid strength beer, and as a result, for full strength beer, and consequently to the apparent per person consumption of these beer types. The two measures for apparent consumption of spirits in Table 3, ALCOHOL IN THE FORM OF SPIRITS, have also been revised. All data relating to spirits have subsequently been revised in Table 5, ALCOHOL, which resulted in the total alcohol available for consumption being revised.
Although the changes to spirits and full strength beer figures have only a small impact on the data, the changes to the mid-strength beer data now show an increase in both the amount available and the apparent consumption of alcohol for mid strength beer between 2005-06 and 2006-07, rather than the previously reported decrease.
PUBLICATION UNDER REVIEW
As a result of excise tariff reform in July 2006, changes have been introduced to the source data for this publication. These changes affect the availability of data on the total volume of beer available for consumption. As a result of these changes, this series is being reviewed and may not be published in future years. If you are a regular user of this publication and would like to comment on the impact of its discontinuation, please email email@example.com by 30 June 2008.