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Amount of booze brought by Finns from Estonia down 23.1%

BC, Tallinn, 12.06.2018.Print version
The amount of alcohol brought into Finland by Finns visiting Estonia was smaller by 23.1% this spring than in spring 2017, the Finnish public broadcaster Yle said citing Finland's national health authority THL.

According to THL, a decline occurred in all categories of alcoholic beverages, with the biggest reductions recorded in the amounts of beer, fortified wines, and mixed alcoholic drinks bought from Estonia, writes LETA/BNS.


In absolute terms, the amount of alcohol brought by Finns with them from Estonia fell from 8.3 million liters of absolute alcohol in May 2017 to 6.4 million liters in April 2018.


Thomas Karlsson, researcher at THL, said that the reduction in the amounts of alcohol brought by Finns from Estonia is a result of the hikes in the alcohol excise duty in Estonia.






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