In Norway, adult per capita consumption of alcohol is mainly characterized by consumption of beer and wine. Spirits and other fermented alcoholic beverages are also consumed, but to a lesser extent. Recorded adult per capita consumption is around 6.2 litres of pure alcohol and this has increased according to figures from recent years. Some unrecorded alcohol production is also seen in the country, adding around 1.6 litres to recorded adult per capita consumption. Total adult per capita consumption of pure alcohol in Norway is around 7.8 litres.
There is a written national policy on alcohol in Norway, which was revised in 2007. Restrictions for on-/off-premise sales of alcoholic beverages such as hours/days restrictions on the sales of alcoholic beverages and sales restrictions for intoxicated persons are in place. There are national and legally binding regulations on alcohol advertising, sponsorship and sales promotion.