Are the Brits drinking less?
The BBPA said the data showed a 6% decline in 2009, the fourth annual drop in five years.
The association added that UK drinkers are now consuming 13% less alcohol than in 2004, below the EU average. It is thought the decline may be due to the economic downturn and a rise in alcohol duty.
On Thursday, the Scottish government announced it wants alcohol to be sold at a minimum of 45p per unit in an attempt to cut on consumption.
What is your reaction to the figures? Have your drinking habits changed? Are you a publican? Have messages about responsible drinking affected consumption? Is binge drinking a thing of the past?
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