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U.S. Alcohol Consumption Surged to 30-Year High During Pandemic

One year ago   |   By Vine Pair

Despite shelter-in-place restrictions limiting travel and preventing social outings during the height of the pandemic, total alcohol consumption in 2020 rose to its highest level in three decades.
A report from leading alcohol beverage data analysis firm IWSR suggests that at-home occasions helped spur the demand for alcoholic beverages last year. U.S. drinkers consumed 2 percent more alcohol in 2020 versus the year prior, representing the highest year-over-year increase since 2002. What's more, in the 30 years that IWSR has tracked volume sales in the U.S., no year has ever been as high...
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