Alkoholpolitik und Volksgesundheit

A report card on the Australian government’s alcopops tax

Dienstag 22. März 2011 von htm

Using taxes to curb drinking:
In 2008, the Australian government introduced an ‘alcopops tax’ on spirit-based ready-to-drink (RTD) beverages to reduce alcohol consumption and particularly binge drinking by young people.
Data regarding sales of alcoholic beverages in Australia from 2004 to 2009 were used to examine the possible effects of the alcopops tax. In addition, population data were used to calculate and examine per capita consumption.
Various measures of consumption of wine-based RTDs, spirits, cider, wine and beer remained fairly stable or increased annually from 2004 to 2009. Consumption of spirit-based RTDs increased annually from 2004 to 2007, but then decreased in 2008 and 2009. Per capita alcohol consumption in terms of pure alcohol increased annually from 11.52 litres in 2004 to a peak of 11.79 litres in 2007, but then dropped to 11.55 litres and 11.41 litres in 2008 and 2009, respectively. (Source: Alcohol Reports, 03/21/11) Comment: This alcopop tax must have been far too small to have a real effect. In Switzerland the sales dropped by about 75%. (Here 3%)

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