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Alcohol, tobacco consumption down in Lithuania

One Lithuanian resident aged 15 and over consumed 11 liters of pure (100 percent) alcohol last year, 0.2 liters less than in 2022, according to preliminary data published by the country’s State Data Agency.

The country’s retail and catering companies sold a total of 3.1 million decaliters of vodka, whisky, brandy and other spirits, 0.8 percent less than in 2022, and 4.2 million decaliters of wine and fermented beverages, 4.2 percent less.

As in the previous year, beer was the most sold product, with 20.8 million decaliters sold, or 6 percent less.

The January 2023 excise duty increase on alcoholic beverages resulted in a 10.6 percent annual increase in prices.

Meanwhile, the average number of legal cigarettes smoked per person aged 15 and over stood at 1,223, a drop of 2.2 percent from 2022. Tobacco prices rose by 6.3 percent, driven by a higher excise duty.

Source: BNS

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