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Islanders small spenders on alcohol

Posted: Apr 24th, 2013

Prince Edward Islanders are spending less money on alcohol than most Canadians, according to a recent release from Statistics Canada.

In the year ending March 31, 2012, Islanders spent $701.90 per capita on alcohol, compared to a national average of $724.20. P.E.I. ranked in the bottom half of provinces and territories in all categories: wine, beer, spirits and total spending.

There was one area where Islanders did come out above average. Spending was up 3.9 per cent, compared to a national average of 3.0 per cent.

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