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List of countries by alcohol consumption per capita

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This is a list of countries by alcohol consumption measured in equivalent litres of pure alcohol (ethanol) consumed per capita per year.

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WHO (World Health Organization) dataEdit

The WHO publish periodically The Global Status Report on Alcohol:

  • 1999 was first published by WHO in 1999.[1]
  • 2004 is the second global status report on alcohol published by WHO
  • 2011 third global report on alcohol published by WHO
  • 2014 fourth global report on alcohol published by WHO with data from 2010.

2010 WHO dataEdit

 
Map of countries by prevalence of alcohol consumption (2008)

The table below for 191 countries uses 2010 data from the WHO report published in 2014. The methodology used by the WHO calculated use by persons 15 years of age or older. All data in columns refer to year 2010. The column "recorded" refers to the average recorded consumption for the period 2010. Unrecorded consumption (homebrew, moonshine, smuggled alcohol, surrogate alcohol etc.) was calculated using empirical investigations and expert judgments. Total is the sum of the recorded and unrecorded consumption. The next four columns are a breakdown of the recorded alcohol consumption by type. Beer refers to malt beer, wine refers to grape wine, spirits refers to all distilled beverages such as vodka and similar products, and the column "other" refers to all other alcoholic beverages, such as rice wine, sake, mead, cider, kvass, and African beers (kumi kumi, kwete, banana beer, millet beer, umqombothi etc.).

Pure alcohol consumption among persons (age 15+) in litres per capita per year, 2010[2]
Rank Country Total Recorded
consumption
Unrecorded
consumption
Beer
(%)
Wine
(%)
Spirits
(%)
Other
(%)
2015
projection
1   Belarus 17.6 14.4 3.2 17.3 5.2 46.6 30.9 17.1
2   Moldova 16.8 6.3 10.5 30.4 5.1 64.5 0 17.4
3   Lithuania 15.5 12.9 2.5 46.5 7.8 34.1 11.6 16.2
4   Russia 15.1 11.5 3.6 37.6 11.4 51 0 14.5
5   Romania 14.4 10.4 4 50 28.9 21.1 0 12.9
6   Ukraine 13.9 8.9 5 40.5 9 48 2.6 11.8
7   Andorra 13.8 12.4 1.4 34.6 45.3 20.1 0 9.1
8   Hungary 13.3 11.3 2 36.3 29.4 34.3 0 12.4
9   Czech Republic 13 11.8 1.2 53.5 20.5 26 0 14.1
10   Slovakia 13 11.4 1.7 30.1 18.3 46.2 5.5 12.5
11   Portugal 12.9 11 1.9 30.8 55.5 10.9 2.8 12.5
12   Serbia 12.6 9.6 2.9 51.5 23.9 24.6 0 12.9
13   Grenada 12.5 11.9 0.7 29.3 4.3 66.2 0.2 10.4
14   Poland 12.5 10.9 1.6 55.1 9.3 35.5 0 11.5
15   Latvia 12.3 10.5 1.8 46.9 10.7 37 5.4 10.6
16   Finland 12.3 10 2.3 46 17.5 24 12.6 11.9
17   South Korea 12.3 9.8 2.5 25 1.6 2.9 70.5 10.9
18   France 12.2 11.8 0.4 18.8 56.4 23.1 1.7 11.6
19   Australia 12.2 10.4 1.8 44 36.7 12.5 6.8 12.6
20   Croatia 12.2 10.2 2 39.5 44.8 15.4 0.2 11.7
21   Ireland 11.9 11.4 0.5 48.1 26.1 18.7 7.7 10.9
22   Luxembourg 11.9 11.4 0.5 36.2 42.8 21 0 11.2
23   Germany 11.8 11.3 0.5 53.6 27.8 18.6 0 10.6
24   Slovenia 11.6 10.6 1 44.5 46.9 8.6 0 10.9
25   United Kingdom 11.6 10.4 1.2 36.9 33.8 21.8 7.5 12
26   Denmark 11.4 10.4 1 37.7 48.2 14.1 0 10.2
27   Bulgaria 11.4 10.3 1.1 39.3 16.5 44.1 0.1 11.3
28   Spain 11.2 10 1.2 49.7 20.1 28.2 1.8 10.6
29   Belgium 11 10.5 0.5 49.2 36.3 14.4 0.1 10.8
30   South Africa 11 8.2 2.9 48.1 17.8 16.7 17.4 11.5
31   New Zealand 10.9 9.3 1.6 38.2 33.9 15.2 12.5 11.2
32   Gabon 10.9 8.9 2 68.3 11.9 19.8 0.1 11.8
33   Namibia 10.8 6.8 4 96.7 0.3 0.9 2.1 11.8
34    Switzerland 10.7 10.2 0.5 31.8 49.4 17.6 1.2 10.4
35   Saint Lucia 10.4 10.1 0.2 29.7 12.6 56.1 1.5 10.4
36   Austria 10.3 9.7 0.6 50.4 35.5 14 0 8.5
37   Estonia 10.3 9.5 0.8 41.2 11.1 36.8 10.9 9.4
38   Greece 10.3 8.3 2 28.1 47.3 24.2 0.4 9.3
39   Kazakhstan 10.3 6.8 3.5 31.8 3.1 65.1 0 8.2
40   Canada 10.2 8.2 2 51.2 22 26.8 0 10.3
41   Nigeria 10.1 9.1 1 8 0.4 0.9 90.7 11.3
42   Netherlands 9.9 9.4 0.5 46.8 36.4 16.9 0 9.6
43   Uganda 9.8 8.3 1.5 9.4 0.1 1.9 88.6 10.5
44   Rwanda 9.8 6.8 3 11.1 0 0.4 88.4 10
45   Chile 9.6 7.6 2 29.9 40.7 29.4 0 9.3
46   Sierra Leone 9.3 8.3 1 40.7 48 5.5 5.8 7.6
47   Burundi 9.3 6.3 3 24.5 0 0.1 75.4 9.8
48   United States 9.2 8.7 0.5 50 17.3 32.7 0 9
49   Cyprus 9.2 8.2 1 40.9 24.7 33.7 0.7 9.1
50   Sweden 9.2 7.2 2 37 46.6 15.1 1.4 8.7
51   Venezuela 8.9 7.7 1.3 75.6 0.8 23.4 0.2 8.3
52   Paraguay 8.8 7.3 1.5 51.1 18.2 28.8 2 9.6
53   Brazil 8.7 7.2 1.5 59.6 4 36.3 0.1 9.1
54   Argentina 8.7 6.7 2 6.4 0.5 0.7 92.3 8.2
55   Montenegro 8.7 4.9 3.9 10.9 47 41.7 0.4 13.3
56   Belize 8.5 6.8 1.7 67.6 2 30.3 0.1 8.3
57   Cameroon 8.4 5.8 2.6 63.9 22.1 13.8 0.2 7.7
58   Botswana 8.4 5.4 3 56 11.8 11.5 20.7 7.7
59   Saint Kitts and Nevis 8.2 7.7 0.5 44 7.4 48 0.6 7
60   Guyana 8.1 7.1 1 23 0.3 76.6 0.1 8.6
61   Peru 8.1 6.1 2 46.8 6.1 47.1 0 5.2
62   Panama 8 7.2 0.8 69.2 4.6 26 0.2 7.7
63   Niue 8 7 1 47 1.7 51.3 0 7.7
64   Palau 7.9 6.9 1 77.7 5.9 16.4 0
65   Norway 7.7 6.7 1 44.2 34.7 19 2.1 7
66   Tanzania 7.7 5.7 2 11 0.2 1.8 87 8.1
67   Georgia 7.7 5.4 2.3 17 49.8 33.2 0.1 6.7
68   Uruguay 7.6 6.6 1 30.6 59.9 9.5 0 7
69   Angola 7.5 5.9 1.6 64.3 13.7 17.4 4.7 7.6
70   Laos 7.3 6.2 1.1 35.6 0 64.4 0 7.5
71   Japan 7.2 7 0.2 19.2 4.1 52 24.7 7.5
72   Mexico 7.2 5.5 1.8 75.7 1.5 22.2 0.5 6.8
73   Ecuador 7.2 4.2 3 67.3 1.2 31.5 0 6.1
74   Dominica 7.1 6.6 0.5 13.7 7.1 77.9 1.2 6.6
75   Iceland 7.1 6.6 0.5 61.8 21.2 16.5 0.5 6.9
76   Thailand 7.1 6.4 0.7 27 0.4 72.6 0 8.3
77   Bosnia and Herzegovina 7.1 4.6 2.5 73.3 9.7 17 0 7.5
78   São Tomé and Príncipe 7.1 4.2 2.9 23.5 60.2 16.3 0 6.8
79   Malta 7 6.6 0.4 39.4 32.7 27.2 0.7 7.2
80   Albania 7 4.9 2.1 31.8 19.8 48.4 0 6.6
81   Bahamas 6.9 6.3 0.5 34 14.6 50.4 1 4.2
82   Dominican Republic 6.9 6.2 0.7 54.5 2.7 42.7 0.1 7.6
83   Mongolia 6.9 4.9 2 27.6 2.8 69.6 0 7.8
84   Cape Verde 6.9 4 2.9 44.4 1.2 0.2 54.2 7.2
85   Barbados 6.8 6.3 0.5 39.7 10.2 49.3 0.8 6.5
86   Burkina Faso 6.8 4.3 2.5 10 3 3.1 83.8 7.4
87   Italy 6.7 6.5 0.2 23 65.6 11.5 0 6.1
88   Trinidad and Tobago 6.7 6.4 0.3 54 2 43.8 0.3 6.6
89   China 6.7 5 1.7 27.8 3 69.2 0 7.6
90   Lebanon 6.7 3.9 2.8 47.4 39.9 12.6 0 5.7
91   Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 6.6 6.3 0.3 33.4 3 63.1 0.5 7.2
92   Equatorial Guinea 6.6 5.8 0.8 27.8 72.2 0 0 8.1
93   Suriname 6.6 5.6 1 40 2.3 57.2 0.5 6.5
94   Vietnam 6.6 2 4.6 97.3 0.6 2.1 0 8.7
95   Lesotho 6.5 2.8 3.7 51.3 0.2 18.9 29.6 6.4
96   Haiti 6.4 5.9 0.6 0.2 0.2 99.6 0 5.9
97   Cook Islands 6.4 5.9 0.5 0 22.6 77.4 0 4.8
98   Colombia 6.2 4.2 2 66.1 1.1 32.5 0.3 6.6
99   Ivory Coast 6 4 2 16.1 3 0.4 80.5 6.5
100   Bolivia 5.9 3.8 2.1 76.8 3.8 19.3 0.1 5.8
101   Eswatini 5.7 4.7 1 33.6 0.8 0.7 65 6.4
102   Zimbabwe 5.7 4.7 1 23.7 1.7 6.8 67.7 4.8
103   Seychelles 5.6 4.1 1.5 67 22.2 10.8 0 6.7
104   Cambodia 5.5 2.2 3.3 45.7 0.8 53.5 0 6.1
105   Puerto Rico 5.4 4.9 0.5 66.6 6.7 26.4 0.3 -
106   Netherlands Antilles 5.4 4.9 0.4 36.4 16.4 47 0.3 3.2
107   Philippines 5.4 4.6 0.9 26.9 0.3 72.7 0 5.6
108   Costa Rica 5.4 4.4 1 59.3 4.7 35.5 0.5 5.1
109   Armenia 5.3 3.8 1.5 9.7 5.3 84.9 0 5.5
110   Cuba 5.2 4.2 1 38.8 2.2 58.9 0 5.5
111   Nicaragua 5 3.5 1.5 38.8 0.5 60.6 0 4.6
112   Jamaica 4.9 3.4 1.5 42 4.9 51.4 1.6 5.1
113   Ghana 4.8 1.8 3 30 9.7 2.9 57.3 5.4
114   Liberia 4.7 3.1 1.6 10.8 1 88.1 0 5.2
115   Uzbekistan 4.6 2.4 2.1 18.3 6.3 75.4 0 4.8
116   Chad 4.4 0.4 4 66.3 3.4 3.8 26.5 4.4
117   United Arab Emirates 4.3 2.8 1.5 10.3 2.9 86.7 0 4.3
118   Kyrgyzstan 4.3 2.4 1.9 22.6 4.2 72.9 0.3 3.9
119   India 4.3 2.2 2.2 6.8 0.1 93.1 0 4.6
120   Turkmenistan 4.3 2.2 2.2 15.4 26.1 58.4 0 5
121   Kenya 4.3 1.8 2.5 56.1 1.8 21.6 20.4 4
122   Ethiopia 4.2 0.7 3.5 49.7 0.6 8.2 41.4 4.3
123   Honduras 4 3 1 40.1 1.1 58.7 0 4
124   Guinea-Bissau 4 2.5 1.5 19.6 14.9 22.4 43 4.3
125   Zambia 4 2.5 1.5 22.7 2.9 13.6 60.7 4
126   Republic of the Congo 3.9 1.7 2.2 78.4 9.8 10.9 0.8 3.9
127   Guatemala 3.8 2.2 1.6 41.9 1.6 56.3 0.2 3.9
128   Central African Republic 3.8 1.8 2 16.2 0.6 2.1 81.1 3.8
129   North Korea 3.7 3.2 0.5 5.1 0 94.9 0 4.4
130   Sri Lanka 3.7 2.2 1.5 13 0.1 85.2 1.7 4.5
131   Mauritius 3.6 2.6 1 66.2 12.3 21.3 0.2 4
132   Samoa 3.6 2.6 1 70.9 16.6 12.5 0
133   Democratic Republic of the Congo 3.6 2.3 1.3 24 0.7 2 73.3 3.4
134   Nauru 3.5 1 2.5 85.4 14.6 0 0 3
135   Gambia 3.4 2.4 1 5.6 0.7 0.3 93.5 3.2
136   Federated States of Micronesia 3.3 2.3 1 47 14.1 38.9 0 3.5
137   El Salvador 3.2 2.2 1 41.7 1.7 56.6 0 3.5
138   Fiji 3 2 1 67.7 0.9 31.1 0.2 3.2
139   Papua New Guinea 3 1.5 1.5 51.3 0.9 47.7 0 3.1
140   Kiribati 3 1 2 36.9 2.2 60.9 0 2.9
141   Tajikistan 2.8 0.3 2.5 10.2 1.1 88.7 0 2.4
142   Israel 2.8 0.3 2.5 44 6.2 49.5 0.3 3.1
143   Sudan 2.7 1.7 1 8 0 13.5 78.5 2.7
144   Malawi 2.5 1.5 1 9.1 1.2 13.4 76.2 2.5
145   North Macedonia 2.4 1.9 0.5 18.2 29.1 52.4 0.3 2.2
146   Azerbaijan 2.3 1.3 1 28.7 7.6 63.3 0 2.1
147   Mozambique 2.3 1.3 1 63 7.3 25.4 4.3 2
148   Togo 2.3 1.3 1 48.9 26.9 2.4 21.8 1.9
149     Nepal 2.2 0.2 2 47.7 0.9 51.4 0 2.1
150   Bahrain 2.1 2 0.1 36.6 6.3 57 0.1 2.4
151   Benin 2.1 1.1 1 54.6 21.7 7.2 16.5 2.2
152   Singapore 2 1.5 0.5 70.1 13.5 14.7 1.7 2.9
153   Turkey 2 1.4 0.6 63.6 8.6 27.9 0 2.4
154   Madagascar 1.8 0.8 1 56 9.5 34.5 0 1.9
155   Solomon Islands 1.7 1.2 0.5 81.1 2.1 16.7 0 1.6
156   Tonga 1.6 1.1 0.5 57.9 7.6 34.3 0.1 2.1
157   Tunisia 1.5 1.3 0.2 68.6 27.7 3.7 0 1.2
158   Tuvalu 1.5 1 0.5 10 15.5 74.5 0 1.3
159   Qatar 1.5 0.9 0.6 1.2 13.9 84.6 0.3 1.3
160   Vanuatu 1.4 0.9 0.5 40.5 22.8 36.7 0 1.2
161   Djibouti 1.3 1.1 0.2 23.2 5.3 71.5 0 0.9
162   Malaysia 1.3 0.3 1 76.2 2 21.8 0.1 1.7
163   Syria 1.2 1 0.3 8.5 27.9 63.5 0 1.4
164   Maldives 1.2 0.7 0.5 29.1 29.4 41.2 0 1
165   Mali 1.1 0.6 0.5 13.3 1.5 2.1 83.1 1
166   Eritrea 1.1 0.5 0.6 63.6 0 0.1 36.3 1.4
167   Algeria 1 0.7 0.3 62.6 35.5 0 2 0.6
168   Iran 1 0 1 24.8 52.1 1 1
169   Oman 0.9 0.7 0.2 54.6 3.3 42.2 0 0.9
170   Brunei 0.9 0.6 0.3 89.8 2.3 7.2 0.7 0.8
171   Morocco 0.9 0.5 0.5 43.5 36.5 19.9 0 0.7
172   Jordan 0.7 0.5 0.2 22.4 2.1 75.4 0.1 0.7
173   Bhutan 0.7 0.4 0.3 100 0 0 0 1.1
174   Guinea 0.7 0.2 0.5 78.9 16.3 3.7 1.1 0.7
175   Myanmar 0.7 0.1 0.6 82.6 5.7 11.8 0 0.7
176   Afghanistan 0.7 0 0.7 18.9 38.3 1 1.2
177   Senegal 0.6 0.3 0.3 55.1 41.3 3.6 0 0.5
178   Indonesia 0.6 0.1 0.5 84.5 0.1 15.3 0 0.6
179   Timor-Leste 0.6 0.1 0.5 9.3 75.9 14.8 0 1.2
180   Iraq 0.5 0.2 0.3 76.1 1 22.9 0 0.5
181   Somalia 0.5 0 0.5 9.2 19.2 0.5 0.5
182   Egypt 0.4 0.2 0.2 53.8 5.4 40.3 0.5 0.3
183   Niger 0.3 0.1 0.2 46 13.2 40.7 0 0.3
184   Yemen 0.3 0.1 0.2 100 0 0 0 0.2
185   Comoros 0.2 0.1 0.1 23.3 22.2 54.6 0 0.2
186   Saudi Arabia 0.2 0.1 0.1 0 1.9 97.9 0.2 0.2
187   Bangladesh 0.2 0 0.2 9 17.6 0.2 0.2
188   Kuwait 0.1 0 0.1 58.1 10.8 30.7 0.4 0.1
189   Libya 0.1 0 0.1 2.5 5 0 0
190   Mauritania 0.1 0 0.1 0.1
191   Pakistan 0.1 0 0 1.2 3 0.1 0.1

Worldwide consumption in 2010 was equal to 6.2 litres of pure alcohol consumed per person aged 15 years or older.

2015 WHO data for OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) countriesEdit

The following is a list of OECD countries by the total alcohol consumption per capita in litres of pure alcohol as published by the World Health Organization in 2015.[3]

Rank Country Alcohol consumption
in litres
Relative alcohol consumption
1   Czech Republic 14.1 14.1
 
2   Australia 12.6 12.6
 
3   Portugal 12.5 12.5
 
4   Slovakia 12.5 12.5
 
5   Hungary 12.4 12.4
 
6   United Kingdom 12.0 12
 
7   Finland 11.9 11.9
 
8   France 11.6 11.6
 
9   Poland 11.5 11.5
 
10   Luxembourg 11.2 11.2
 
11   New Zealand 11.2 11.2
 
12   Ireland 10.9 10.9
 
13   Slovenia 10.9 10.9
 
14   South Korea 10.9 10.9
 
15   Belgium 10.8 10.8
 
16   Germany 10.6 10.6
 
17   Spain 10.6 10.6
 
18    Switzerland 10.4 10.4
 
19   Canada 10.3 10.3
 
20   Denmark 10.2 10.2
 
21   Netherlands 9.6 9.6
 
22   Chile 9.3 9.3
 
23   Greece 9.3 9.3
 
24   United States 9.0 9
 
25   Sweden 8.7 8.7
 
26   Austria 8.5 8.5
 
27   Japan 7.5 7.5
 
28   Norway 7.0 7
 
29   Iceland 6.9 6.9
 
30   Mexico 6.8 6.8
 
31   Italy 6.1 6.1
 
32   Israel 3.1 3.1
 
33   Turkey 2.4 2.4
 

OECD DataEdit

2013 OECD statisticsEdit

The table below lists OECD countries by the annual consumption of pure alcohol in litres, per person, aged 15 years old and over, as published in the 2013 OECD Health Data. Note that the methodology to convert alcoholic drinks to pure alcohol may differ across countries. Typically beer is weighted as 4–5%, wine as 11–16% and spirits as 40% of pure alcohol equivalent.

This table is an accurate reflection of the annual consumption of pure alcohol in litres by OECD countries.

Rank Country Litres per capita [4] Relative size Year
1   Austria 12.2 12.2
 
2011
2   Estonia 12 12
 
2011
3   France 11.8 11.8
 
2011
4   Ireland 11.7 11.7
 
2011
5   Czech Republic 11.5 11.5
 
2011
6   South Africa 11.4 11.4
 
2011
7   Luxembourg 11.4 11.4
 
2011
8   Germany 11.2 11.2
 
2011
9   Slovenia 10.6 10.6
 
2011
10   Denmark 10.5 10.5
 
2011
11   Poland 10.3 10.3
 
2011
12   Portugal 10.3 10.3
 
2011
13   United Kingdom 10.3 10.3
 
2011
14   Slovakia 10.2 10.2
 
2011
15   Australia 10 10
 
2011
16    Switzerland 10 10
 
2011
17   Belgium 9.8 9.8
 
2011
18   Finland 9.8 9.8
 
2011
19   Spain 9.8 9.8
 
2010
20   New Zealand 9.5 9.5
 
2011
21   Netherlands 9.2 9.2
 
2011
22   South Korea 8.9 8.9
 
2011
23   United States 8.6 8.6
 
2011
24   Canada 8 8
 
2011
25   Chile 7.9 7.9
 
2010
26   Greece 7.4 7.4
 
2011
27   Japan 7.3 7.3
 
2011
28   Sweden 7.3 7.3
 
2011
29   Norway 6.4 6.4
 
2011
30   Iceland 6.3 6.3
 
2010
31   Italy 6.1 6.1
 
2010
32   Mexico 5.1 5.1
 
2011
33   Israel 2.6 2.6
 
2011
34   Turkey 1.5 1.5
 
2011

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "WHO - Alcohol". WHO. Archived from the original on 2017-04-18.
  2. ^ "WHO Global status report on alcohol and health 2014" (PDF). who.int. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2018-02-14.
  3. ^ World Health Statistics 2016 data visualizations dashboard: Harmful use of alcohol Archived 2016-05-30 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ OECD.Stat: Health Status Archived 2011-07-16 at the Wayback Machine