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Home » Publications » Surveillance Reports » Surveillance Report #113
Table 1. Apparent per capita ethanol consumption, United States, 1850–2017.
[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
2017 1.06 0.43 0.84 2.34
2016 1.08 0.43 0.83 2.35
2015 1.09 0.42 0.81 2.32
2014 1.10 0.43 0.80 2.32
2013 1.12 0.42 0.79 2.33
2012 1.13 0.42 0.78 2.34
2011 1.12 0.41 0.76 2.29
2010 1.14 0.38 0.74 2.26
2009 1.17 0.39 0.73 2.29
2008 1.20 0.38 0.73 2.31
2007 1.21 0.38 0.72 2.31
2006 1.20 0.37 0.71 2.28
2005 1.20 0.36 0.70 2.25
2004 1.21 0.35 0.68 2.24
2003 1.21 0.34 0.67 2.22
2002 1.23 0.33 0.64 2.20
2001 1.23 0.31 0.64 2.18
2000 1.23 0.31 0.64 2.19
1999 1.23 0.31 0.63 2.17
1998 1.22 0.30 0.62 2.15
1997 1.22 0.30 0.62 2.15
1996 1.23 0.30 0.63 2.16
1995 1.24 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 1.32 0.34 0.78 2.43
1988 1.33 0.36 0.79 2.49
1987 1.34 0.38 0.83 2.55
1986 1.35 0.39 0.84 2.58
1985 1.33 0.38 0.91 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 1.37 0.34 1.04 2.75
1979 1.34 0.31 1.04 2.70
1978 1.30 0.30 1.05 2.66
1977 1.27 0.29 1.04 2.60
1976 1.25 0.32 1.09 2.66
1975 1.25 0.32 1.10 2.67
1974 1.24 0.31 1.10 2.65
1973 1.20 0.31 1.10 2.60
1972 1.16 0.30 1.08 2.54
1971 1.15 0.31 1.12 2.58
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 et al. 1980.

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