Finns are spending less on alcohol, more on services in Estonia

Finns are spending less and less on alcohol and more and more on services in Estonia.

The share of visitors who brought alcoholic beverages to Finland decreased from 81 per cent in 2014 to 69 per cent in 2017 and has continued to fall in 2018, according to interviews conducted at the border this year on commission from the Finnish Commerce Federation.

The decrease in alcohol sales has also had an impact on total spending by Finns in Estonia: the amount spent by Finnish visitors decreased by over 90 million euros to an estimated 625 million euros between 2014 and 2017.

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