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Bottoms up! Countries that consume most alcohol

June 02, 2014 08:56 IST

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On average every person in the world aged 15 years or older drinks 6.2 litres of pure alcohol per year, says the recent World Health Organization (WHO) report on alcohol consumption globally.

The study, which analysed per capita alcohol consumption from 2008 to 2010, found that Europe had the highest per person alcohol consumption.

Let's take a look at some countries that consume most alcohol.

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Image: Girls toast with beer mugs during the opening day of the Oktoberfest at Theresienwiese.
Photographs: Alexandra Beier/Getty Images

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Slovakia

Rank: 10

Alcohol per capita (APC) consumption: 13 litres (tied, 9th highest)

Percentage binge drinking: 26.2 per cent (16th highest)

Percentage of deaths, alcohol-related: 7.7 per cent (14th highest)

Life expectancy at birth: 76.1 years

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Image: Revellers drink beer during the Pohoda music festival at Trencin airport.
Photographs: Radovan Stoklasa/Reuters
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Czech Republic

Rank: 9

Alcohol per capita (APC) consumption: 13 litres

Percentage binge drinking: 36.5 per cent (3rd highest)

Percentage of deaths, alcohol-related: 5.8 per cent (33rd highest)

Life expectancy at birth: 78.1 years

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Image: A woman serves beers in a bar in the Czech town of Horni Benesov.
Photographs: Petr Josek/Reuters

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Hungary

Rank: 8

Alcohol per capita (APC) consumption: 13.3 litres

Percentage binge drinking: 25.4 per cent (17th highest)

Percentage of deaths, alcohol-related: 6.7 per cent (22nd highest)

Life expectancy at birth: 75.1 years

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Image: A man drinks a beer during the Off Road Festival in Somogybabod.
Photographs: Laszlo Balogh/Reuters
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Andorra

Rank: 7

Alcohol per capita (APC) consumption: 13.8 litres

Percentage binge drinking: 4.2 per cent (69th lowest)

Percentage of deaths, alcohol-related: 3.9 per cent (77th highest)

Life expectancy at birth: NA

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Image: Skyline of Escaldes-Engordany parish.
Photographs: Karoly Lorentey/wikimedia commons
Tags: APC , NA , Andorra

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Ukraine

Rank: 6

Alcohol per capita (APC) consumption: 13.9 litres

Percentage binge drinking: 23.2 per cent (24th highest)

Percentage of deaths, alcohol-related: 34.4 per cent (2nd highest)

Life expectancy at birth: 70.9 years

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Image: A man holds at a bottle of wine at a store of an industrial complex.
Photographs: Anatolii Stepanov/Reuters
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Romania

Rank: 5

Alcohol per capita (APC) consumption: 14.4 litres

Percentage binge drinking: 7.9 per cent (75th highest)

Percentage of deaths, alcohol-related: 8.9 per cent (11th highest)

Life expectancy at birth: 68.7 years

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Image: A Moldovan prepares wine glasses for tasting in central Bucharest.
Photographs: Bogdan Cristel/Reuters
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Russian Federation

Rank: 4

Alcohol per capita (APC) consumption: 15.1 litres

Percentage binge drinking: 19.3 per cent (32nd highest)

Percentage of deaths, alcohol-related: 30.5 per cent (5th highest)

Life expectancy at birth: 70.5 years

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Image: People drink wine at the unveiling ceremony of an enema syringe in a sanatorium in the southern Russian spa town of Inozemtsevo.
Photographs: Eduard Korniyenko/Reuters
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Lithuania

Rank: 3

Alcohol per capita (APC) consumption: 15.4 litres

Percentage binge drinking: 36.7 per cent (2nd highest)

Percentage of deaths, alcohol-related: 30.9 per cent (4th highest)

Life expectancy at birth: 73.9 years

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Image: Lithuania's President Valdas Adamkus smiles during his appointment as a gentleman of the confraternity of Porto's wine.
Photographs: Miguel Vidal/Reuters

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Republic of Moldova

Rank: 2

Alcohol per capita (APC) consumption: 16.8 litres

Percentage binge drinking: 32.2 per cent (8th highest)

Percentage of deaths, alcohol-related: 33.1 per cent (3rd highest)

Life expectancy at birth: 81.4 years

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Image: Visitors try wine at the 'Expo Vin Moldova 2007' exhibition in Chisinau.
Photographs: Gleb Garanich/Reuters
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Belarus

Rank: 1

Alcohol per capita (APC) consumption: 17.5 litres

Percentage binge drinking: 26.5 per cent (14th highest)

Percentage of deaths, alcohol-related: 34.7 per cent (the highest)

Life expectancy at birth: 72.1 years


Image: A woman fills a glass with wine at a grave in a cemetery during "Radunitsa", or the Day of Rejoicing.
Photographs: Vasily Fedosenko/Reuters
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