The Top 5 Countries with the Most Alcohol Consumption Per Capita

  Country Alcohol Consumption
1 Uganda 19.47 litres
2 Luxembourg 17.54 litres
3 Czech Republic 16.21 litres
4 Ireland 14.45 litres
5 Republic of Moldova 13.88 litres
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  1. Alcohol consumption for the United States is: 8.51 litres, Canada: 8.26 litres, UK: 10.39 litres, Australia: 9.19 litres.
  2. Alcohol is consumed by large proportions of adults in most countries around the world. Though not causing significant problems for most drinkers, alcohol use is associated with numerous negative consequences for the drinker and society at large.
  3. Globally alcohol causes 3.2% of all deaths or 1.8 million deaths annually and accounts for 4.0% of disease burden. Many of these deaths are the result of injuries caused by hazardous and harmful drinking.
  4. Of the total number of the global alcohol-attributable deaths, 32.0% are from unintentional injuries, and 13.7% are from intentional injuries. This means that about half of the deaths attributable to alcohol are from injuries.
  5. Worldwide, adults consume on average 5 litres of pure alcohol from beer, wine and spirits per year. The average alcohol consumption is highest in Europe, followed by the Americas and by Africa. Alcohol consumption tends to increase with economic development. However, consumption remains low in some regions where the majority of the population is Muslim.
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Sources:  WHO Global Status Report on Alcohol 2004

List Notes: Data is total recorded alcohol per-capita (per person) consumption (ages 15+), in litres of pure alcohol.
Countries with the Most Alcohol Consumption Per Capita

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