Finns began to drink less during the coronavirus epidemic

The downward trend in alcohol consumption accelerated during the corona epidemic, according to the THL Health and Social Development Authority.

Finnish residents have reduced their alcohol consumption during the first Corona epidemic waves in April-June by 10% compared to the same period last year.

THL reached this conclusion based on alcohol sales statistics.

According to the Authority, the corona epidemic affected the most where people in Finland buy alcoholic beverages. Instead of restaurants and abroad, Finns now buy spirits from Alko and grocery stores.