How Addicted Are You to Antibiotics?

Pharmaceutical Consumption of Antibiotics (DDD), 2017 or latest
Pharmaceutical | January 1, 2019
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Based on a comparison of 30 countries in 2017, Turkey ranked the highest in pharmaceutical consumption of antibiotics with DDD 40.6 followed by Greece and South Korea. On the other end of the scale was Netherlands with DDD 9.70, Austria with DDD 12.2 and Sweden with DDD 13.3.

Data for more countries are available at Pharmaceutical Consumption of Antibiotics indicator page.

Pharmaceutical Consumption of Antibiotics Unit 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Belgium DDD 28.7 29.4 29.2 28.0 28.7 ...
Czech Republic DDD 19.8 19.2 21.0 21.0 20.9 ...
France DDD 28.7 29.7 30.1 29.0 29.9 ...
Greece DDD 35.7 32.5 32.2 35.1 36.1 ...
Iceland DDD 22.3 22.3 21.7 21.2 22.0
Ireland DDD ... 22.6 23.0 23.8 23.1 25.6 ...
Israel DDD ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 15.1 ... 22.1 24.9
Italy DDD ... ... ... ... 25.1 23.9 24.2 23.6 23.8
Luxembourg DDD 27.8 27.9 28.0 26.2 26.4
Poland DDD ... 22.1 22.9 23.6 22.8 26.2 ...
Portugal DDD ... ... ... 23.1 22.7 22.7 22.1 23.3
Slovakia DDD 23.7 21.9 25.9 24.8 26.8 ...
South Korea DDD ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 29.1 29.8 30.1 31.7 31.5 ...
Spain DDD 20.9 19.4 19.5 22.2 23.0 ...
Turkey DDD ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 42.3 42.2 41.1 39.8 40.1 ...