Alcohol And Covid Statistics: Market Report & Data

In this post, we examine a series of alarming statistics related to alcohol consumption during the COVID-19 pandemic. From significant increases in sales and binge drinking to the impact on public health and social behaviors, the data sheds light on the profound effects of the global crisis on alcohol consumption patterns worldwide.

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"Alcohol sales increased by 54% in the week ending March 21, 2020, compared to the same time one year before."

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"An estimated number of more than 3 million deaths occurred per year due to harmful use of alcohol in 2019, and some experts project higher numbers due to Covid-19."

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"15% of the respondents in a survey by Alcohol Change UK reported that they had stopped drinking during the initial lockdown period in 2020 due to COVID-19."

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"An 8% increase in binge drinking was reported by respondents between February and April 2020 amidst the pandemic."

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"The number of telehealth sessions increased by 400% due to COVID-19, mainly aimed at rehabilitation for alcohol consumption."

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"The American Heart Association has reported an increase in alcohol purchases, with a 6.4% increase weekly between March and June 2020."

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"In the U.K., alcohol related deaths increased by 16.4% in 2020, compared with 2019, with the highest death rates occurring in the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic."

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"Around 14% of adults in the U.S. reported an increase in their alcohol consumption during the Covid-19 pandemic."

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"In Poland, during the Covid-19 pandemic, people drank alcohol on 20% more days."

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"Online alcohol sales were up 243% during COVID-19 in the U.S."

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"Alcohol contributes to 3% of cancers, and since the Covid-19 pandemic, the risk has increased due to higher consumption."

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"A survey found that one in three adults (32%) reported drinking alcohol while working from home during the Covid-19 lockdown."

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"52.8% of people in China drank alcohol at high risk levels during the pandemic, according to one survey."

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"According to a study in Denmark, alcohol consumption increased by 28% during the lockdown."

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"Heavy drinking amongst women during the Covid-19 pandemic has increased by 41% according to a U.S study."

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"34% of Aussies said they bought more alcohol than usual during the Covid-19 lockdowns."

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"During Covid-19, 42.7% of respondents in Canada reported that their alcohol consumption stayed about the same."

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"60% of the respondents in one study increased alcohol consumption during the Covid-19 pandemic to cope with loneliness."

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"Sales of tequila, gin, and premixed cocktails increased 75% compared to 2019 sales in the U.S during Covid-19."

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"In India, 33% of families reported an increase in violence due to increased alcohol consumption during the Covid-19 lockdown."

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The statistics presented highlight a concerning trend of increased alcohol consumption and its negative consequences during the Covid-19 pandemic. From significant spikes in alcohol sales and online purchases to higher rates of binge drinking, alcohol-related deaths, and risky drinking behaviors, it’s evident that the pandemic has exacerbated existing alcohol-related issues globally. These findings underscore the importance of addressing alcohol consumption as a public health concern, particularly during times of crisis, to prevent further harm to individuals and communities.

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