Expenditure on alcohol compared to total expenditure
UK household expenditure on alcohol has almost doubled to £20.0 billion in 2018, from £10.4 billion in 1987.
However, alcohol expenditure as a proportion of total household expenditure has fallen to 1.5% over the same period, from 3.4% in 1987.
Note; household expenditure is based on current prices. It includes purchases at supermarkets, off licences etc. but excludes purchases in pubs, bars, restaurants etc.