Europeans consume more alcohol. Where does Albania rank?
Europeans consume more alcohol than any other part of the world. The European health report carried out by the World Health Organization has revealed that every year in Europe, each person aged 15 and over consumes an average of 9.5 liters of pure alcohol, which is equivalent to about 190 liters of beer, 80 liters of wine , or 24 liters of alcoholic beverages.
Total alcohol consumption per capita fell by 2.5 litres, or 21 per cent, between 2000 and 2019 in the WHO European region, which covers a broad geographical area of 53 countries, including Russia and former Soviet states such as Moldova.
But people still drink, especially in Western Europe. Of the 10 countries that drink the most in the world, nine are located in the European Union.
In 2019, 8.4 percent of the EU adult population (aged 15 and over) consumed alcohol daily, 28.8 percent drank weekly and 22.8 percent drank monthly.
While 26.2 percent said that they had never consumed alcoholic beverages, or had not consumed any glass in the last 12 months.
Among EU countries, there are large differences in alcohol consumption, but one trend remains widespread: men drink more than women: 13 percent of men versus 4.1 percent of women drink alcohol daily and 36.4 percent percent of men versus 21.7 percent of women drink weekly.
Which country drinks the most in Europe?
In 2019, the 10 European countries with the highest alcohol consumption per capita were the Czech Republic (14.3 liters), Latvia (13.2), Moldova (12.9), Germany (12.8), Lithuania (12.8), Ireland (12.7), Spain ( 12.7), Bulgaria (12.5), Luxembourg (12.4) and Romania (12.3).
The top 10 countries that consume the least alcohol in the WHO European region are Tajikistan (0.9 litres), Azerbaijan (1.0), Turkey (1.8), Uzbekistan (2.6), Turkmenistan (3.1), Israel (4.4), Armenia (4.7 ), Kazakhstan (5.0), Albania (6.8) and North Macedonia (6.4).