Who's the Major Beer Drinker?

Beer Consumption Per Capita (litres), 2013
Food & Drink | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 153 countries in 2013, Czech Republic ranked the highest in beer consumption per capita with 144 litres followed by Ireland and China. On the other end of the scale was Pakistan with 0.020 litres, Afghanistan with 0.100 litres and Haiti with 0.100 litres.

Average beer consumption per capita reached 26.2 litres in 2013 in the World according to Faostat. This is 0.382 % more than in the previous year and 13.0 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, average beer consumption per capita reached an all time high of 26.6 litres in 2011 and an all time low of 14.2 litres in 1961. The average annual growth amounted to 1.18 % since 1961.

Data for more countries are available at Beer Consumption Per Capita indicator page.

Beer Consumption Per Capita Unit 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Australia litres 84.6 80.2 84.6 76.6 83.8
Austria litres 108 104 105 104 107
Belgium litres 87.8 76.2 75.1 84.0 88.7
China litres 103 105 107 107 111
Croatia litres 85.3 84.0 80.5 76.6 83.9
Czech Republic litres 159 157 151 144 143
Estonia litres 99.6 91.8 88.5 96.5 98.5
Finland litres 86.5 85.1 83.8 82.8 85.7
Germany litres 106 102 99.0 97.3 97.9
Ireland litres 160 152 134 137 143
Lithuania litres 89.0 91.6 93.2 102 108
Luxembourg litres 102 105 111 96.8 97.1
Namibia litres 45.7 72.9 94.4 89.3 91.8
Poland litres 91.2 90.1 91.5 92.1 95.6
USA litres 87.5 85.8 83.1 82.1 80.6