65% of Finnish Personal Imports of Booze Come from Estonia
Finns transported 7.7 million liters of alcohol to Finland from foreign countries in 2012 and 65 percent of the intoxicating liquid originated from Estonia or from the ferries connecting the two countries.
The volume was expressed in pure alcohol equivalent and was based on extrapolation of results of a TNS Gallup survey of 500 people.
In 2011, the amounts of alcohol transported were slightly larger in volume – 7.8 million liters, reported the Finnish commercial television station MTV3.
The volume of beer transported increased in 2012. Vodka and other high-volume alcohol remained the same as the year before.
The transport of cider and other low-alcohol content drinks saw a clear drop in numbers.