Which Country Drinks the Most Beer?

Beer Consumption (Total) (Ml), 2013
Food & Drink | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 153 countries in 2013, China ranked the highest in beer consumption with 149,722 Ml followed by USA and Brazil. On the other end of the scale was Haiti with 1.03 Ml, Kuwait with 1.34 Ml and East Timor with 2.03 Ml.

Total beer consumption reached 186,768 Ml in 2013 in the World according to Faostat. This is 1.33 % more than in the previous year and 22.4 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total beer consumption reached an all time high of 186,768 Ml in 2013 and an all time low of 43,776 Ml in 1961. The average annual growth amounted to 2.83 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, China, accounted for 80.2 % of beer consumption in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 101 % share while the ten largest countries some 122 % in 2013.

Data for more countries are available at Beer Consumption (Total) indicator page.

Beer Consumption (Total) Unit 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Brazil Ml 9,576 10,605 10,642 12,845 13,257
Canada Ml 2,293 2,313 2,292 1,969 1,985
China Ml 137,731 140,973 144,043 145,501 151,441
Germany Ml 8,851 8,530 8,235 8,078 8,108
Japan Ml 3,550 3,450 3,044 2,955 3,104
Mexico Ml 6,551 6,611 6,718 6,401 6,533
Nigeria Ml 1,384 1,542 1,600 1,757 1,952
Poland Ml 3,483 3,441 3,495 3,518 3,648
Russia Ml 11,550 11,451 11,021 9,981 10,029
South Africa Ml 2,604 2,765 3,038 2,511 2,854
Spain Ml 3,631 3,556 3,551 3,505 3,499
USA Ml 26,581 26,311 25,719 25,635 25,357
Ukraine Ml 2,851 2,881 2,660 2,846 2,818
United Kingdom Ml 5,518 5,348 4,794 4,829 4,933
Venezuela Ml 2,514 2,483 2,307 2,199 1,962