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Table 1. Apparent per capita ethanol consumption, United States, 1850–2011.
[Gallons of ethanol, based on population age 15 and older prior to 1970 and on population age 14 and older thereafter]
Year Beer Wine Spirits All beverages
2011 1.12 0.40 0.76 2.28
2010 1.14 0.39 0.74 2.27
2009 1.17 0.38 0.74 2.29
2008 1.20 0.38 0.73 2.31
2007 1.20 0.38 0.73 2.31
2006 1.20 0.37 0.71 2.28
2005 1.19 0.36 0.70 2.24
2004 1.21 0.35 0.68 2.24
2003 1.21 0.34 0.67 2.22
2002 1.23 0.33 0.65 2.21
2001 1.23 0.31 0.64 2.18
2000 1.22 0.31 0.64 2.18
1999 1.23 0.31 0.63 2.16
1998 1.22 0.30 0.62 2.14
1997 1.22 0.30 0.62 2.14
1996 1.23 0.30 0.63 2.16
1995 1.23 0.29 0.63 2.15
1994 1.25 0.28 0.65 2.18
1993 1.26 0.28 0.68 2.23
1992 1.29 0.30 0.71 2.30
1991 1.29 0.30 0.71 2.30
1990 1.34 0.33 0.77 2.45
1989 1.31 0.34 0.77 2.42
1988 1.33 0.36 0.79 2.48
1987 1.34 0.38 0.82 2.54
1986 1.34 0.39 0.84 2.58
1985 1.33 0.38 0.90 2.62
1984 1.35 0.37 0.94 2.65
1983 1.37 0.36 0.96 2.69
1982 1.38 0.36 0.98 2.72
1981 1.39 0.35 1.02 2.76
1980 1.38 0.34 1.04 2.76
1979 1.37 0.32 1.06 2.75
1978 1.33 0.31 1.07 2.71
1977 1.29 0.29 1.06 2.64
1976 1.27 0.32 1.10 2.69
1975 1.26 0.32 1.11 2.69
1974 1.25 0.31 1.11 2.67
1973 1.20 0.31 1.10 2.62
1972 1.17 0.30 1.09 2.56
1971 1.15 0.31 1.12 2.59
1970 1.14 0.27 1.11 2.52
1969 1.12 0.26 1.13 2.51
1968 1.09 0.26 1.10 2.45
1967 1.07 0.25 1.05 2.37
1966 1.06 0.24 1.02 2.32
1965 1.04 0.24 0.99 2.27
1964 1.04 0.24 0.95 2.23
1963 1.01 0.23 0.91 2.15
1962 0.99 0.22 0.90 2.11
1961 0.97 0.23 0.86 2.06
1960 0.99 0.22 0.86 2.07
1959 1.00 0.22 0.84 2.06
1958 0.96 0.22 0.80 1.98
1957 0.97 0.22 0.80 1.99
1956 1.00 0.22 0.81 2.03
1955 1.01 0.22 0.77 2.00
1954 1.01 0.21 0.74 1.96
1953 1.04 0.20 0.77 2.01
1952 1.04 0.21 0.73 1.98
1951 1.03 0.20 0.78 2.01
1950 1.04 0.23 0.77 2.04
1949 1.06 0.22 0.70 1.98
1948 1.07 0.20 0.70 1.97
1947 1.11 0.16 0.76 2.03
1946 1.07 0.24 0.99 2.30
1945 1.17 0.20 0.88 2.25
1944 1.13 0.18 0.76 2.07
1943 1.00 0.17 0.66 1.83
1942 0.90 0.22 0.85 1.97
1941 0.81 0.18 0.71 1.70
1940 0.73 0.16 0.67 1.56
1939 0.75 0.14 0.62 1.51
1938 0.75 0.13 0.59 1.47
1937 0.82 0.13 0.64 1.59
1936 0.79 0.12 0.59 1.50
1935 0.68 0.09 0.43 1.20
1934 0.61 0.07 0.29 0.97
Prohibition
1916–1919 1.08 0.12 0.76 1.96
1911–1915 1.48 0.14 0.94 2.56
1906–1910 1.47 0.17 0.96 2.60
1901–1905 1.31 0.13 0.95 2.39
1896–1900 1.19 0.10 0.77 2.06
1891–1895 1.17 0.11 0.95 2.23
1881–1890 0.90 0.14 0.95 1.99
1871–1880 0.56 0.14 1.02 1.72
1870 0.44 0.10 1.53 2.07
1860 0.27 0.10 2.16 2.53
1850 0.14 0.08 1.88 2.10

Numbers may not sum because of rounding.

Note: Data prior to 1977 are from: HYMAN, M.; ZIMMERMAN, M.; GURIOLI, C.; and HELRICH, A. Drinkers, Drinking and Alcohol–Related Mortality and Hospitalizations: A Statistical Compendium, 1980 Edition. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University, 1980.

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