According to the Ohio Department of Liquor Control’s annual report:
Spirituous liquor sales reached a record $672.7 million in Fiscal Year 2007. This was an increase of $33.9 million, or 5.31 percent, compared to sales in Fiscal Year 2006.
The increase in liquor dollar sales can be attributed to increases in product prices, consumers purchasing premium priced products, an increase in the volume of retail sales, and a rise in the level of consumption. ( I’m glad I could do my part)
And for everyone who complains that we need to run government more like a business- well you should love these guys. The ODLC actually MADE A PROFIT last year, and distributed the funds to a bunch of state services- including $135 million to the state?s General Revenue Fund.