Ohioans Purchased Over $1 Billion Worth of Liquor in 2015
Alcohol sales in the state of Ohio have continued to climb in recent years, and The Ohio Department of Commerce, Division of Liquor Control reported this week that the annual figure officially eclipsed the billion dollar mark for the first time in 2015. A grand total of $1,018,126,447 worth of spirituous liquor (that doesn’t include beer and wine) was purchased by Ohioans, marking a 7.34 percent uptick from the previous year.
“Today’s consumers are seeking quality over quantity and buying more premium priced products than ever before,” said Director Jacqueline T. Williams of the Ohio Department of Commerce. “This practice of ‘trading up’ helped achieve record dollar sales without encouraging increased consumption.”
Retail purchases of liquor were up eight percent year-over-year, while wholesale accounts (bars and restaurants) were up five and a half percent.
“The increase in wholesale indicates positive growth and a strong Ohio economy as Ohioans are patronizing restaurants and other entertainment businesses,” said Williams.
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For more information, visit www.com.ohio.gov.