4307.0.55.001 - Apparent Consumption of Alcohol, Australia, 2012-13 Quality Declaration 
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SPIRITS AND READY TO DRINK (PRE-MIXED) BEVERAGES
The quantity of alcohol available for consumption in the form of spirits (excluding RTDs) increased by 4.1% between 2011-12 and 2012-13, from 23.1 million litres to 24.0 million litres. The quantity of alcohol available for consumption in the form of RTDs decreased by 2.9% during this period, from 12.5 million litres to 12.1 million litres.

TABLE 6: SPIRITS AND READY TO DRINK (PRE-MIXED) BEVERAGES, Pure alcohol available for consumption

Year ended 30 June
Spirits
RTDs
Total

VOLUME OF PURE ALCOHOL ('000 litres)

2008
20 148
18 693
38 841
2009
22 900
13 012
35 912
2010
23 014
12 811
35 825
2011
24 034
12 814
36 847
2012
2013
23 082
24 032
12 490
12 130
35 572
36 162

PER CAPITA CONSUMPTION OF PURE ALCOHOL(a) (litres)

2008
1.19
1.10
2.29
2009
1.32
0.75
2.07
2010
1.30
0.72
2.03
2011
1.34
0.71
2.05
2012
2013
1.26
1.29
0.68
0.65
1.95
1.95

(a) Litres per person aged 15 years and over.