Between 2004 and 2017, the alcohol consumption per capita* of Hong Kong stood between 2.53 and 2.87 litres. Of note, a surge was observed in 2008 due to the increase in net import of beer and wine, following the exemption of duty for wine and liquor of an alcoholic strength not more than 30% since February 2008. From 2009 to 2017, the alcohol consumption per capita of Hong Kong had an increasing trend.
*Alcohol consumption per capita is used for monitoring the trend and for international comparison of alcohol consumption at the population level, but may not be able to fully reflect the actual drinking amount in local population. It is because the accuracy of the figure may be affected by many factors, such as stockpiling and tourist consumption, etc.
**The exemption of duty for wine and liquor with an alcoholic strength of not more than 30% has been implemented since February 2008.

Sources: Census and Statistics Department, Customs and Excise Department, and company reports of local beer manufacturers.