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World alcohol consumption figures

World Health Organisation report: the heaviest drinkers are all in Europe.

United Kingdom and Ireland do not make the top ten. The report revealed that Britons over 15 years old drink 11.6 litres on average every year, making it joint 17th with Slovenia. Australia and Canada also failed to meet the top 10 but maintain high levels of drinking at 12.2 and 10.2 litres a year respectively. On average, the USA drinks 9.2 litres each year, Switzerland averages 10.7 liters alcohol per head per year.

The top ten countries, average consumed per adult head, in pure alcohol,

1st: Belarus - 17.5 litres
2nd: Moldova - 16.8 litres
3rd: Lithuania - 15.4 litres
4th: Russia - 15.1 litres
5th: Romania - 14.4 litres
6th: Ukraine - 13.9 litres
7th: Andorra - 13.8 litres
8th: Hungary - 13.3 litres
9th: Czech Republic - 13 litres
9th: Slovakia - 13 litres
10th: Portugal - 12.9 litres

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/worlds-top-10-heaviest-drinking-nations-152726344.html#KKMTSDt

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Re: World alcohol consumption figures

That is astounding. I'd be interested to know to what quantity of beverages ( wine/beer) this equates.
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Old 14.05.2014, 04:56
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Re: World alcohol consumption figures

Mathematics: 100 litres of red wine at 10% strength, is about 10 liters of pure alcohol.
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Old 14.05.2014, 09:10
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Mathematics: 100 litres of red wine at 10% strength, is about 10 liters of pure alcohol.
Who, other than Germans, drinks 10% wine?

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Old 14.05.2014, 10:28
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Mathematics: 100 litres of red wine at 10% strength, is about 10 liters of pure alcohol.
That's not wine... that's for children.

Belgians have beer stronger than that.
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Old 14.05.2014, 10:42
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Re: World alcohol consumption figures

These figures are directly linked to the results of the European Song Contest; so the worse the song, the more each nation drank.

Makes perfect sense.
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Old 14.05.2014, 14:23
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Re: World alcohol consumption figures

So apart from my choice of wine, you do get the idea? Outside of Europe there isn't much heavy drinking, but then they do have the wacky 'backy.
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World Health Organisation report: the heaviest drinkers are all in Europe.

United Kingdom and Ireland do not make the top ten. The report revealed that Britons over 15 years old drink 11.6 litres on average every year, making it joint 17th with Slovenia. Australia and Canada also failed to meet the top 10 but maintain high levels of drinking at 12.2 and 10.2 litres a year respectively. On average, the USA drinks 9.2 litres each year, Switzerland averages 10.7 liters alcohol per head per year.

The top ten countries, average consumed per adult head, in pure alcohol,

1st: Belarus - 17.5 litres
2nd: Moldova - 16.8 litres
3rd: Lithuania - 15.4 litres
4th: Russia - 15.1 litres
5th: Romania - 14.4 litres
6th: Ukraine - 13.9 litres
7th: Andorra - 13.8 litres
8th: Hungary - 13.3 litres
9th: Czech Republic - 13 litres
9th: Slovakia - 13 litres
10th: Portugal - 12.9 litres

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/worlds-top-10-heaviest-drinking-nations-152726344.html#KKMTSDt

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More or less confirms the old TRANSLATION of the USSR, as being the Union of Serious Stuff-drinking Republics
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Re: World alcohol consumption figures

Surprised Ireland and the UK aren't on the list. Nice surprise though!
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That is astounding. I'd be interested to know to what quantity of beverages ( wine/beer) this equates.
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Surprised Ireland and the UK aren't on the list. Nice surprise though!
Not quite sure why the surprise.

The countries listed drink spirits like they do water - local Vodka (not the branded stuff) costs pennies and keeps most alcoholics busy without much effort.

Western Europe "relies" more on wine and beer which means more liquid volume, so less alcohol per volume of liquid consumed.
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Re: World alcohol consumption figures

Given the number of Russians visiting Prague (and arguably other countries on that list) I'd say that looking at locals only, they would drop further down the list.

Now it's clear why Russia annexed Crimea... to show an improvement in alcohol consumed per person!
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Some beverages quickly came to mind
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vodka
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slivovitz
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P%C3%A1linka
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C8%9Auic%C4%83
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rakia
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Re: World alcohol consumption figures

Now when one discounts those who don't drink (much) liquor - like children and women (at least not in Eastern Europe) - the average drinking (adult male) population must consume about a liter of pure alcohol every week or two. That somewhat explains why Russia doesn't have a problem of an aging male population.
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