Everyone knows Canadians love their beer. And Statistics Canada has the numbers to prove it.
A recent report says Canadians spent a whopping $22.5 billion at liquor stores during the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017.
That’s up 2.3% from the previous year, and works out to a total volume of 3.074 billion litres.
$9.1 billion was sold in beer, making up 40.6% of the year’s total sales.
Beer made up the smallest percentage of market share in BC (34.4%), which might be surprising considering how robust the craft beer market is in the province. (Beer sales had the greatest market share of total alcoholic beverage sales in Nunavut, with 60%.)
Buuuuut maybe it’s less surprising when considering BC spent almost $1.154 billion on wine, just slightly more than what they spent on beer—$1.146 billion.
Provincially, British Columbians were the second-biggest spenders at $864 per person, followed by Nova Scotia with $789. Newfoundland and Labrador had the highest average sale per person, at $1,056.
The Yukon and Northwest Territories, however, were the biggest spenders overall, spending $1,261 and $1,604 respectively.
Check out a series of other statistics in the infographic below!