Beer production up 58 percent since 2000
PR dla Zagranicy
Polish beer production rose by 58 percent during the period 2000-2011, a new report has found.
The study by the Institute of Agricultural and Food Economics (IERiGZ) also estimates that beer now accounts for 56 percent of the alcohol market in Poland.
Wine accounts for 8 percent of the market, while other alcoholic drinks, including all spirits, take up 36 percent.
Alcohol consumption on the domestic market rose by 30 percent in the 2001-2011 period.
Although spirit production rose by 56 percent during 2000-2011, with some brands proving popular overseas, Poland's wine-making from grapes and other fruits fell by 75-85 percent.
In 2011, the average Pole drunk 94 litres of beer, 8.3 litres of drinks containing 40 percent alcohol, and 6.4 litres of wine.
These figures amount to 9.25 litres of pure alcohol per person, meaning that Poland is still below the EU average of 10.7 litres. (nh)