Finns are less and less interested in lugging massive volumes of alcoholic beverages from abroad, indicate statistics published by the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL).
THL on Monday revealed in a press release that the so-called passenger imports of alcoholic beverages, when converted to absolute alcohol, decreased by 23 per cent year-on-year to 6.4 million litres between May 2017 and April 2018.
Finns imported a total of 68.1 million litres of alcoholic beverages over the 12-month period.
The imports decreased regardless of the type of alcoholic beverage, according to the press release. The imports of beers fell by roughly 20 per cent, those of ciders by 28 per cent, those of long drinks by 25 per cent, those of mild wines by 18 per cent, those of intermediate alcohol products by 42 per cent and those of spirits by over 22 per cent.
Aleksi Teivainen – HT
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