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Home » Publications » Surveillance Reports » Surveillance Report #117
Table 1. Apparent per capita ethanol consumption, United States, 1850–2019.
[Gallons of ethanol, based on population ages 15 and older prior to 1970 and on population ages 14 and older thereafter.]
Year Beer Wine Spirits All beverages
2019 1.05 0.43 0.89 2.38
2018 1.06 0.43 0.87 2.36
2017 1.07 0.43 0.85 2.35
2016 1.09 0.43 0.83 2.35
2015 1.09 0.42 0.81 2.33
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 0.38 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 2.23
2003 1.21 0.34 0.67 2.22
2002 1.23 0.32 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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