Who's the Major Alcohol Drinker?

Alcoholic Beverage Consumption Per Capita (Distilled) (litres), 2013 or latest
Food & Drink | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 137 countries in 2013, Estonia ranked the highest in alcoholic beverage consumption per capita with 20.0 litres followed by Bosnia and Herzegovina and Belarus. On the other end of the scale was Jordan with 0.100 litres, Nigeria with 0.100 litres and Niger with 0.100 litres.

Average alcoholic beverage consumption per capita reached 3.10 litres in 2013 in the World according to Faostat. This is 0 % the same as in the previous year and 3.23 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, average alcoholic beverage consumption per capita reached an all time high of 3.69 litres in 1988 and an all time low of 2.26 litres in 1961. The average annual growth amounted to 0.610 % since 1961.

Data for more countries are available at Alcoholic Beverage Consumption Per Capita (Distilled) indicator page.

Alcoholic Beverage Consumption Per Capita (Distilled) Unit 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Azerbaijan litres 14.8 8.52 9.48 10.2 10.1
Bahamas litres 14.1 14.1 14.0 14.4 14.7
Belarus litres 13.0 15.0 15.4 15.5 17.1
Bosnia and Herzegovina litres 15.5 14.8 17.2 16.9 17.0
China litres 14.1 14.0 14.3 15.2 15.9
Estonia litres 15.4 19.8 19.9 19.9 20.2
Germany litres 8.87 8.46 9.61 7.80 9.20
Haiti litres 9.48 9.35 9.25 9.10 9.10
Ireland litres 9.32 9.19 9.07 9.00 8.80
Japan litres 9.66 9.22 9.15 9.20 9.10
Lithuania litres 12.4 15.6 11.4 11.0 13.5
Luxembourg litres ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 15.0 14.3 14.0 14.1 13.6
Portugal litres 10.4 9.46 8.88 9.10 9.30
Thailand litres 10.0 10.4 10.3 10.4 10.3
Ukraine litres 12.0 11.4 10.4 10.9 10.3