The personal imports of alcoholic beverages dropped by 11 per cent over the past 12 months, indicate statistics released by the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL). A total of 71 million litres of alcoholic beverages was imported into Finland between September 2014 and August 2015, according to THL. The majority of the imported beverages were brewery products: 32 million litres of beer, 10 million litres of long drinks and 8 million litres of cider.
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Personal alcohol imports drop notably
The imports dropped in comparison to the period between September 2013 and August 2014 across all beverage categories. The imports of mild and strong wines as well as mixed drinks fell particularly, by as much as 17 per cent year-on-year.