Alcohol consumption by country

This is a list of countries by alcohol consumption measured in equivalent litres of pure ethyl alcohol consumed per capita per year, according to the most recent data from the World Health Organization. The methodology used by the WHO calculated use by persons 15 years of age or older.

All columns refer to 2011 only, except the columns "recorded" and "total". The column "recorded" refers to the average recorded consumption for the period 2003–2005. Unrecorded consumption was calculated using empirical investigations and expert judgments. Total is the sum of the first two columns. The last four columns are a breakdown of the (2005) recorded alcohol consumption by type. Beer refers to malt beer, wine refers to grape wine, spirits refers to all distilled beverages, and the column "other" refers to all other alcoholic beverages. The values were corrected for tourism only in countries where the number of tourists per year was at least equal to the number of inhabitants.

Pure alcohol consumption among adults (age 15+) in litres per capita per year[1]
country recorded unrecorded total beer wine spirits other
8.22 10.00 18.22 4.57 4.67 4.42 0.00
 Czech Republic 14.97 1.48 16.45 8.51 2.33 3.59 0.39
 Hungary 12.27 4.00 16.27 4.42 4.94 3.02 0.14
 Russia 11.03 4.73 15.76 3.65 0.10 6.88 0.34
 Ukraine 8.10 7.50 15.60 2.69 0.58 5.21 0.02
 Estonia 13.77 1.80 15.57 5.53 1.09 9.19 0.43
 Andorra 14.08 1.40 15.48 3.93 5.69 3.14 0.00
 Romania 11.30 4.00 15.30 4.07 2.33 4.14 0.00
 Slovenia 12.19 3.00 15.19 4.10 5.10 1.33 0.00
 Belarus 11.22 3.91 15.13 1.84 0.80 4.08 2.67
 Croatia 12.61 2.50 15.11 4.66 5.80 1.91 0.14
 Lithuania 12.03 3.00 15.03 5.60 1.80 4.50 0.60
 South Korea 11.80 3.00 14.80 2.14 0.06 9.57 0.04
 Portugal 12.45 2.10 14.55 3.75 6.65 1.27 0.51
 Ireland 13.39 1.00 14.41 7.04 2.75 2.51 1.09
 France 13.30 0.36 13.66 2.31 8.14 2.62 0.17
 United Kingdom 11.67 1.70 13.37 4.93 3.53 2.41 0.67
 Denmark 11.37 2.00 13.37 5.06 4.43 1.78 0.00
 Slovakia 10.33 3.00 13.33 3.90 1.70 5.40 0.00
 Poland 9.55 3.70 13.25 5.27 1.23 2.97 0.00
 Austria 12.60 0.64 13.24 6.70 4.10 1.60 0.40
 Luxembourg 12.01 1.00 13.01 1.59 8.16 2.00 0.00
 Germany 11.81 1.00 12.81 6.22 3.15 2.30 0.00
 Finland 9.72 2.80 12.52 4.59 2.24 2.82 0.31
 Latvia 9.50 3.00 12.50 3.61 1.10 6.24 0.10
 Bulgaria 11.24 1.20 12.44 3.53 2.44 4.88 0.10
 Nigeria 9.78 2.50 12.28 0.54 0.01 0.02 9.17
 Uganda 10.93 1.00 11.93 0.51 0.00 0.18 14.52
 Saint Lucia 11.35 0.50 11.85 3.49 0.71 8.21 0.31
 Spain 10.22 1.40 11.62 4.52 3.59 1.31 0.61
 Armenia 10.05 1.30 11.35 1.05 0.39 0.65 9.36
 Serbia 9.97 1.12 11.09 4.40 2.21 3.42 0.04
  Switzerland 10.56 0.50 11.06 3.10 5.10 1.80 0.10
 Kazakhstan 6.06 4.90 10.96 1.69 0.30 4.19 0.01
 Belgium 9.77 1.00 10.77 5.49 3.55 0.62 0.03
 Greece 8.95 1.80 10.75 2.20 4.51 2.38 0.13
 Italy 8.33 2.35 10.68 1.73 6.38 0.42 0.00
 Azerbaijan 7.30 3.30 10.60 7.00 0.03 0.97 0.00
 Seychelles 9.59 1.00 10.59 7.15 3.15 1.59 0.00
 Grenada 9.85 0.50 10.35 3.16 0.42 7.15 0.04
 Sweden 6.70 3.60 10.30 2.60 2.90 1.10 0.00
 Palau 9.10 1.00 10.10 8.68 0.52 2.10 0.00
 Netherlands 9.55 0.50 10.05 4.72 3.26 1.56 0.00
 Australia 9.89 0.13 10.02 4.56 3.12 1.16 1.02
 Argentina 8.00 2.00 10.00 2.49 4.62 0.52 0.20
 Niue 8.85 1.00 9.85 4.63 0.11 2.95 0.00
 Rwanda 6.80 3.00 9.80 0.54 0.00 0.01 6.44
 Canada 7.77 2.00 9.77 4.10 1.50 2.10 0.00
 Sierra Leone 6.72 3.00 9.72 0.46 0.01 0.02 6.06
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 9.63 0.00 9.63 2.22 0.34 7.08 0.00
 New Zealand 9.12 0.50 9.62 4.09 3.04 1.37 0.81
 Namibia 5.87 3.75 9.62 4.35 0.48 1.30 0.35
 Guyana 7.50 2.00 9.50 1.14 0.31 5.70 0.01
   Nepal 7.20 2.20 9.48 1.15 0.00 0.07 0.00
 Burundi 6.47 3.00 9.47 1.16 0.01 0.00 5.07
 South Africa 6.96 2.50 9.46 3.93 1.17 1.15 0.75
 United States 8.44 1.00 9.44 4.47 1.36 2.65 0.00
 Saint Kitts and Nevis 8.93 0.50 9.43 3.98 0.18 6.00 0.10
 Ecuador 4.01 5.37 9.38 2.30 0.07 1.69 0.00
 Gabon 7.32 2.00 9.32 5.38 0.80 1.69 0.00
 Cyprus 8.26 1.00 9.26 3.25 2.97 2.95 0.12
 Brazil 6.16 3.00 9.16 3.36 0.33 2.49 0.03
 Bahamas 8.16 0.60 8.76 3.99 1.55 5.27 0.23
 São Tomé and Príncipe 5.82 2.92 8.74 1.12 3.40 0.83 0.00
 Chile 6.55 2.00 8.55 2.03 2.59 2.16 0.04
 Macedonia 5.61 2.90 8.51 2.11 1.62 2.08 0.00
 Mexico 5.02 3.40 8.42 3.96 0.02 1.09 0.03
 Venezuela 6.83 1.40 8.23 5.19 0.07 1.65 0.00
 Uruguay 6.14 2.00 8.14 1.33 3.95 1.21 0.06
 Japan 7.83 0.20 8.03 1.72 0.29 3.37 2.61
 Botswana 4.96 3.00 7.96 2.56 0.04 0.00 1.88
 Paraguay 6.38 1.50 7.88 3.48 0.97 1.77 0.19
 Dominica 7.34 0.50 7.84 0.50 0.80 6.69 0.07
 Norway 6.21 1.60 7.81 2.98 2.00 1.28 0.11
 Cameroon 4.97 2.60 7.57 2.05 0.05 0.00 2.60
 Antigua and Barbuda 6.76 0.46 7.22 2.67 1.70 5.04 0.09
 Thailand 6.37 0.71 7.08 1.75 0.02 4.69 0.00
 Burkina Faso 4.48 2.50 6.98 0.41 0.09 0.42 3.77
 Barbados 6.41 0.50 6.91 2.90 0.73 3.78 0.17
 Peru 2.90 4.00 6.90 2.16 0.32 0.61 0.00
 Panama 5.85 1.00 6.85 3.71 0.22 1.91 0.01
 Tanzania 4.75 2.00 6.75 0.57 0.02 0.15 4.51
 Laos 5.73 1.00 6.73 1.42 0.03 4.35 0.00
 Albania 4.58 2.10 6.68 1.61 0.94 2.30 0.02
 Haiti 5.99 0.62 6.61 0.01 0.01 5.20 0.00
 Ivory Coast 4.48 2.00 6.48 0.61 0.33 0.05 3.55
 Dominican Republic 5.76 0.65 6.41 2.69 0.14 2.92 0.01
 Georgia 3.90 2.50 6.40 0.76 0.83 2.56 0.02
 Philippines 4.38 2.00 6.38 1.29 0.02 2.91 0.00
 Iceland 5.91 0.40 6.31 3.67 1.95 1.33 0.10
 Trinidad and Tobago 5.78 0.50 6.28 3.10 0.11 2.78 0.04
 Colombia 4.17 2.00 6.17 2.71 0.08 1.44 0.02
 Suriname 5.19 0.90 6.09 2.00 0.13 3.26 0.05
 Equatorial Guinea 5.31 0.77 6.08 0.45 4.18 0.00 0.00
 Belize 5.07 1.00 6.07 3.89 0.13 1.78 0.01
 China 4.21 1.70 5.91 1.50 0.15 2.51 0.23
 Puerto Rico 5.47 0.28 5.75 3.68 0.34 1.35 0.05
 Swaziland 5.70 0.00 5.70 1.64 0.21 0.15 3.05
 Costa Rica 4.15 1.40 5.55 2.29 0.18 1.71 0.02
 Lesotho 1.90 3.65 5.55 1.24 0.00 0.01 0.69
 Cuba 4.41 1.10 5.51 1.48 0.05 2.94 0.01
 Federated States of Micronesia 4.50 1.00 5.50 1.43 1.31 0.60 0.00
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 4.94 0.50 5.44 2.55 0.12 3.16 0.05
 Angola 3.80 1.60 5.40 1.81 1.37 1.12 0.41
 Nicaragua 3.77 1.60 5.37 1.13 0.03 2.55 0.00
 Bolivia 2.62 2.50 5.12 2.17 0.06 0.61 0.00
 Kyrgyzstan 3.19 1.90 5.09 0.45 0.10 2.26 0.01
 Zimbabwe 4.08 1.00 5.08 0.96 0.19 0.06 2.61
 Liberia 3.47 1.59 5.06 0.30 0.01 3.16 0.01
 Jamaica 3.50 1.50 5.00 1.49 0.11 1.80 0.10
 Cape Verde 2.06 2.90 4.96 0.36 1.99 0.14 0.00
 Nauru 2.33 2.50 4.83 2.24 0.08 0.00 0.00
 Samoa 3.80 1.00 4.80 3.31 0.08 0.24 0.00
 Cambodia 1.77 3.00 4.77 0.74 0.02 1.21 0.00
 Turkmenistan 2.33 2.30 4.63 0.21 0.90 1.22 0.00
 Honduras 3.08 1.40 4.48 1.29 0.04 1.87 0.00
 Chad 0.38 4.00 4.38 0.23 0.01 0.02 0.15
 Malta 3.85 0.42 4.27 1.79 1.45 1.86 0.15
 Republic of the Congo 2.04 2.23 4.20 1.76 0.00 0.11 0.12
 Kenya 1.64 2.50 4.14 0.84 0.02 0.51 0.55
 Guatemala 2.43 1.60 4.03 1.12 3.92 1.20 0.05
 Ethiopia 0.52 3.50 4.02 0.19 0.01 0.13 0.25
 Zambia 2.35 1.50 3.85 0.42 0.01 0.27 1.62
 Tonga 3.28 0.50 3.78 0.89 2.29 0.64 0.18
 Vietnam 1.07 2.70 3.77 1.13 0.01 0.02 0.00
 Mauritius 2.72 1.00 3.72 1.92 0.32 0.39 0.00
 Kiribati 1.71 2.00 3.71 1.56 0.02 0.02 0.00
 Cook Islands 3.20 0.50 3.70 0.54 1.39 3.45 0.00
 Guinea-Bissau 2.58 1.10 3.68 0.24 0.66 0.53 1.75
 Bahrain 3.56 0.10 3.66 1.91 0.52 1.24 0.00
 El Salvador 2.61 1.00 3.61 0.88 0.04 1.57 0.00
 Uzbekistan 1.64 1.90 3.54 0.28 0.19 1.30 0.00
 Papua New Guinea 1.49 2.00 3.49 0.57 0.02 0.90 0.00
 Gambia 2.40 0.99 3.39 0.19 0.06 0.04 2.07
 Tajikistan 0.39 3.00 3.39 0.08 0.02 0.29 0.00
 Central African Republic 1.65 1.70 3.35 0.21 0.02 0.03 1.37
 Democratic Republic of the Congo 1.97 1.26 3.30 0.32 0.01 0.02 1.67
 Mongolia 1.24 2.00 3.24 0.39 0.11 0.67 0.21
 Ghana 1.47 1.50 2.97 0.40 0.07 0.03 0.97
 Israel 2.39 0.50 2.89 0.97 0.18 1.30 0.04
 Djibouti 1.37 1.50 2.87 0.78 0.07 0.46 0.00
 Mozambique 1.56 1.00 2.56 0.00 0.00 0.27 1.08
 Tuvalu 1.94 0.50 2.44 0.71 0.02 0.58 0.00
 Fiji 1.43 1.00 2.43 1.46 0.02 0.58 0.00
 Iraq 0.20 0.20 0.40 0.14 0.00 0.07 0.00
 Sudan 1.56 0.82 2.38 0.52 0.09 0.79 0.05
 Lebanon 1.73 0.50 2.23 0.36 0.56 0.78 0.01
 Benin 1.15 1.00 2.15 0.49 0.14 0.15 0.30
 Brunei 1.76 0.25 2.01 1.67 0.02 0.05 0.00
 Togo 0.99 1.00 1.99 0.43 0.32 0.06 0.22
 Turkey 1.37 1.50 2.87 0.78 0.07 0.46 0.00
 Malawi 1.24 0.50 1.74 0.14 0.00 0.22 0.74
 Solomon Islands 1.16 0.50 1.66 0.66 0.03 0.40 0.00
 Singapore 0.55 1.00 1.55 1.45 0.25 0.40 0.00
 Eritrea 0.94 0.60 1.54 0.56 0.00 0.25 0.00
 Morocco 0.46 1.00 1.46 0.23 0.17 0.06 0.00
 Syria 1.13 0.30 1.43 0.04 0.32 0.69 0.00
 Madagascar 0.78 0.55 1.33 0.34 0.11 0.32 0.00
 Tunisia 1.09 0.20 1.29 0.67 0.34 0.04 0.00
 Qatar 0.85 0.40 1.25 0.04 0.11 0.73 0.01
 Mali 0.54 0.50 1.04 0.07 0.00 0.01 0.46
 Iran 0.02 1.00 1.02 0.02 0.00 0.00 0.00
 Algeria 0.66 0.30 0.96 0.09 0.07 0.00 0.50
 Oman 0.64 0.30 0.94 0.27 0.00 0.39 0.00
 Vanuatu 0.43 0.50 0.93 0.46 0.19 0.19 0.00
 Timor-Leste 0.36 0.50 0.86 0.30 0.01 0.00 0.00
 Malaysia 0.50 0.32 0.82 0.38 0.02 0.08 0.00
 Sri Lanka 0.35 0.44 0.79 0.02 0.00 0.33 0.00
 Comoros 0.26 0.50 0.76 0.17 0.02 0.03 0.00
 India 0.55 0.20 0.75 0.06 0.02 0.05 0.00
 Jordan 0.41 0.30 0.71 0.04 0.01 0.34 0.01
 Senegal 0.30 0.30 0.60 0.15 0.12 0.01 0.00
 Indonesia 0.06 0.50 0.59 0.06 0.00 0.00 0.00
 Burma 0.11 0.46 0.57 0.10 0.00 0.01 0.01
 Bhutan 0.22 0.33 0.55 0.21 0.00 0.00 0.00
 United Arab Emirates 0.34 0.20 0.54 0.30 0.01 0.00 0.02
 Egypt 0.27 0.10 0.37 0.10 0.02 0.06 0.00
 Guinea 0.26 0.10 0.36 0.14 0.02 0.06 0.00
 Niger 0.09 0.25 0.34 0.05 0.01 0.03 0.00
 Saudi Arabia 0.05 0.20 0.25 0.00 0.00 0.05 0.00
 Bangladesh 0.00 0.20 0.20 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
 Kuwait 0.00 0.17 0.17 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
 Libya 0.01 0.10 0.11 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
 Mauritania 0.01 0.10 0.11 0.00 0.00 0.01 0.00
 Somalia 0.00 0.10 0.10 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
 Pakistan 0.01 0.05 0.06 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.01
 Afghanistan 0.00 0.02 0.02 0.00 0.00 0.01 0.00
 Yemen 0.00 0.02 0.02 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

No data was available for  North Korea,  Maldives,  Marshall Islands,  Monaco,  Montenegro,  San Marino,  Taiwan,and  Tokelau.

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