Liquors, which represent 21% of total consumption, anise (6.4%) and punch (0.9%) were the only ones that evolved positively, with an increase of 2.4%, 4.4% and 1.3% respectively. The rest of the categories had descents: whisky, which represents 24.1% fell by 1.7%; Gin (19.7%) decreased by 2.2%, rum (13.8%) fell 3.5% and brandy (9.4%) decreased by 1.5%. For its part, vodka, which represents 4.2% of consumption had the biggest drop (-4%) and tequila (0.5%), the softest (-0.4%).
The consumption of spirits is closely linked to the hospitality sector in which establishments the total consumption is 62%, compared to 38% of food. By type of establishments, 58% of the consumption takes place in bars and cafes, 25% in hotels and restaurants and the remaining 17%, in night entertainment venues.
The average annual per capita expenditure outside the home is 52 euros, compared to about 9 euros that implies domestic consumption.
Most of the employment generated by the spirits sector corresponds to the derivative of the expenditure made in hotels and tourism establishments, representing the 84% of the indirect employment.
Source: Hostelería Digital