The Wine and Spirit Trade association called on the Government to do more to help the on-trade, as it revealed the average price of 175ml glass of wine bought out has increased 21p year-on-year.
The WSTA figures show total volume sales of alcohol across both the on and off trade are down for the fourth quarter in a row.
This coincides with a rise in the price of all alcohol products sold in shops, compared to the same time last year. And a rise in the price of most alcohol sold in pubs, bars and restaurants, with the exception of sparkling and fortified wine.
It said that if the Government does not help, then wine duty will go up by another 8p a bottle, spirits 29p and beer will increase 2p a pint.
Miles Beale, chief executive of the Wine and Spirit Trade Association said: “The inflationary duty rise on alcohol – at a painful 3.9% - inflicted in the March Budget came on top of the effects of Brexit: the fall in the value of the pound, compounded by rising inflation.
£The latest WSTA Market Report shows that consumers are well and truly feeling the effects of the triple whammy.
“But I am sad to say the pain doesn’t end here. The Autumn Budget is set to see alcohol duty rise by inflation once again. Unless Government starts showing support for our under-valued alcohol industry, in November we’ll find ourselves on the end of a further blow to follow up the triple whammy combination already dealt out to our industry this year. We need a time out from excise duty increases.
“The YouGov poll published in the WSTA Market Report reveals consumers’ unease at creeping costs, with 80% of people polled expressed their concern over the prospect of paying higher prices, up from 71% in February. It is time for the Chancellor to act positively by addressing the wine and spirit industry’s historically high and deeply unpopular duty levels.”