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25 countries that drink most beer, wine, spirits in the world

January 11, 2014 08:53 IST

25 countries that drink most beer, wine, spirits in the world

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About 250 billion litres of alcohol is consumed all across the world, with European nations leading the pack.

Let's take a look at some countries that consume most beer, wine and spirits in the world.

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Image: White wine is poured into a glass during the annual Israeli Wine-tasting Festival at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.
Photographs: Baz Ratner/Reuters
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Moldova

Consumption of beer: 4.57 litres per capita per year

Consumption of wine: 4.67 litres per capita per year

Consumption of spirits: 4.42 litres per capita per year

Overall rank in per capita consumption of alcohol: 1

Moldova, which has a per capita income of $4,182, consumes most alcohol in the world.

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Image: Federica Bon checks a glass of wine in the cellar of the Arnaldo Caprai vineyard, as the harvest of Sagrantino grapes begins near the Umbrian town of Montefalco, Italy.
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The Czech Republic

Consumption of beer: 8.51 litres per capita per year

Consumption of wine: 2.33 litres per capita per year

Consumption of spirits: 3.59 litres per capita per year

Overall rank in per capita consumption of alcohol: 2

The Czech Republic, which has a per capita income of $27,190, comes second when it comes to alcohol consumption in the world.

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Image: A woman takes a bottle of east German fizzy wine 'Little Red Riding Hood' out of a supermarket shelve in Berlin, Germany.
Photographs: Alexandra Winkler/Reuters

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Hungary

Consumption of beer: 4.42 litres per capita per year

Consumption of wine: 4.94 litres per capita per year

Consumption of spirits: 3.02 litres per capita per year

Overall rank in per capita consumption of alcohol: 3

Hungary, which has a per capita income of $19,637, comes third when it comes to alcohol consumption in the world.

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Image: Women squash grapes with their feet in traditional style during autumn harvest celebrations and young wine preparations in Aliman village, some 240km east of Bucharest, Romania.
Photographs: Radu Sigheti/Reuters
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Russia

Consumption of beer: 3.65 litres per capita per year

Consumption of wine: 0.10 litres per capita per year

Consumption of spirits: 6.88 litres per capita per year

Overall rank in per capita consumption of alcohol: 4

Russia, which has a per capita income of $18,083, ranks fourth when it comes to alcohol consumption in the world.

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Image: A model holds a glass of red wine during the Vinitaly wine expo in Verona, Italy.
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Ukraine

Consumption of beer: 2.69 litres per capita per year

Consumption of wine: 0.58 litres per capita per year

Consumption of spirits: 5.21 litres per capita per year

Overall rank in per capita consumption of alcohol: 5

Ukraine, which has a per capita income of $7,422, ranks fifth when it comes to alcohol consumption in the world.

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Image: A woman poses for a friend's picture at the Vinitaly wine expo in Verona, Italy.
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Estonia

Consumption of beer: 5.53 litres per capita per year

Consumption of wine: 1.09 litres per capita per year

Consumption of spirits: 9.19 litres per capita per year

Overall rank in per capita consumption of alcohol: 6

Estonia, which has a per capita income of $22,351, ranks sixth when it comes to alcohol consumption in the world.

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Image: A waitress carries a tray of wine during the Duerkheimer Wurstmarkt, the world's biggest wine fest, in the southwestern German town of Bad Duerkheim.
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Andorra

Consumption of beer: 3.93 litres per capita per year

Consumption of wine: 5.69 litres per capita per year

Consumption of spirits: 3.14 litres per capita per year

Overall rank in per capita consumption of alcohol: 7

Andorra, which has a per capita income of $53,383, ranks seventh when it comes to alcohol consumption in the world.

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Image: A woman holds a glass of red wine during a wine testing event in Santiago, Chile.
Photographs: Carlos Barria/Reuters
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Romania

Consumption of beer: 4.07 litres per capita per year

Consumption of wine: 2.33 litres per capita per year

Consumption of spirits: 4.14 litres per capita per year

Overall rank in per capita consumption of alcohol: 8

Romania, which has a per capita income of $16,518, ranks eighth when it comes to alcohol consumption in the world.

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Image: A woman walks into a wine store in central Sydney, Australia.
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Slovenia

Consumption of beer: 4.10 litres per capita per year

Consumption of wine: 5.10 litres per capita per year

Consumption of spirits: 1.33 litres per capita per year

Overall rank in per capita consumption of alcohol: 9

Slovenia, which has a per capita income of $28,195, ranks ninth when it comes to alcohol consumption in the world.

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Image: Racegoers drink champagne during the racing on Ladies Day during the Epsom Derby festival in Epsom, southern England.
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Belarus

Consumption of beer: 1.84 litres per capita per year

Consumption of wine: 0.80 litres per capita per year

Consumption of spirits: 4.08 litres per capita per year

Overall rank in per capita consumption of alcohol: 10

Belarus, which has a per capita income of $15,633, ranks 10th when it comes to alcohol consumption in the world.

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Image: A girl carries a belt of beers during the Race of Beer in Brasilia, Brazil.
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Croatia

Consumption of beer: 4.66 litres per capita per year

Consumption of wine: 5.80 litres per capita per year

Consumption of spirits: 1.91 litres per capita per year

Overall rank in per capita consumption of alcohol: 11

Croatia, which has a per capita income of $17,810, ranks 11th when it comes to alcohol consumption in the world.

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Image: A woman wearing traditional Bavarian clothes holds a beer during the opening day of the Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany.
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Lithuania

Consumption of beer: 5.60 litres per capita per year

Consumption of wine: 1.80 litres per capita per year

Consumption of spirits: 4.50 litres per capita per year

Overall rank in per capita consumption of alcohol: 12

Lithuania, which has a per capita income of $22,566, ranks 12th when it comes to alcohol consumption in the world.

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Image: Francaise Des Jeux rider Anthony Roux of France celebrates after Tour of Spain cycling race in Spain.
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South Korea

Consumption of beer: 2.14 litres per capita per year

Consumption of wine: 0.06 litres per capita per year

Consumption of spirits: 9.57 litres per capita per year

Overall rank in per capita consumption of alcohol: 13

South Korea, which has a per capita income of $34,777, ranks 13th when it comes to alcohol consumption in the world.

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Image: Marie Marchand-Arvier tries to drink at once from two different bottles of champagne after winning the silver medal during the women's Super G race at the Alpine Skiing World Championships in the French resort of Val d'Isere.
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Portugal

Consumption of beer: 3.75 litres per capita per year

Consumption of wine: 6.65 litres per capita per year

Consumption of spirits: 1.27 litres per capita per year

Overall rank in per capita consumption of alcohol: 14

Portugal, which has a per capita income of $22,930, ranks 14th when it comes to alcohol consumption in the world.

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Image: A bartender pours vodka into an glass made of ice at an ice bar at Alpha Resort Tomamu's ice village in Shimukappu town, Japan's northern island of Hokkaido.
Photographs: Yuriko Nakao/Reuters
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Ireland

Consumption of beer: 7.04 litres per capita per year

Consumption of wine: 2.75 litres per capita per year

Consumption of spirits: 2.51 litres per capita per year

Overall rank in per capita consumption of alcohol: 15

Ireland, which has a per capita income of $43,592, ranks 15th when it comes to alcohol consumption in the world.

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Image: Venezuelan women dance and drink whisky during a Playboy magazine party in Caracas.
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France

Consumption of beer: 2.31 litres per capita per year

Consumption of wine: 8.14 litres per capita per year

Consumption of spirits: 2.62 litres per capita per year

Overall rank in per capita consumption of alcohol: 16

France, which has a per capita income of $36,453, ranks 16th when it comes to alcohol consumption in the world.

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Image: Women are silhouetted as they drink at a party in a bar in central London.
Photographs: Toby Melville/Reuters
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United Kingdom

Consumption of beer: 4.93 litres per capita per year

Consumption of wine: 3.53 litres per capita per year

Consumption of spirits: 2.41 litres per capita per year

Overall rank in per capita consumption of alcohol: 17

United Kingdom, which has a per capita income of $37,299, ranks 17th when it comes to alcohol consumption in the world.

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Image: Contestants race with trays holding beer bottles and glasses during a tray carrying competition in Taipei, Taiwan.
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Denmark

Consumption of beer: 5.06 litres per capita per year

Consumption of wine: 4.43 litres per capita per year

Consumption of spirits: 1.78 litres per capita per year

Overall rank in per capita consumption of alcohol: 18

Denmark, which has a per capita income of $37,657, ranks 18th when it comes to alcohol consumption in the world.

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Image: A woman dodges a flying beer can at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland, United States.
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Slovakia

Consumption of beer: 3.90 litres per capita per year

Consumption of wine: 1.70 litres per capita per year

Consumption of spirits: 5.40 litres per capita per year

Overall rank in per capita consumption of alcohol: 19

Slovakia, which has a per capita income of $24,284, ranks 19th when it comes to alcohol consumption in the world.

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Image: A woman shouts out as she drinks beer during the Munich's Oktoberfest, Germany.
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Poland

Consumption of beer: 5.27 litres per capita per year

Consumption of wine: 1.23 litres per capita per year

Consumption of spirits: 2.97 litres per capita per year

Overall rank in per capita consumption of alcohol: 20

Poland, which has a per capita income of $21,118, ranks 20th when it comes to alcohol consumption in the world.

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Image: Leonie Stoehr presents the Oktoberfest beer mug in Munich, Germany.
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Austria

Consumption of beer: 6.70 litres per capita per year

Consumption of wine: 4.10 litres per capita per year

Consumption of spirits: 1.60 litres per capita per year

Overall rank in per capita consumption of alcohol: 21

Austria, which has a per capita income of $42,408, ranks 21st when it comes to alcohol consumption in the world.

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Image: A woman serves local beer during a feast at Tehabala in Nepal's capital Kathmandu.
Photographs: Gopal Chitrakar/Reuters
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Luxembourg

Consumption of beer: 1.59 litres per capita per year

Consumption of wine: 8.16 litres per capita per year

Consumption of spirits: 2.00 litres per capita per year

Overall rank in per capita consumption of alcohol: 22

Luxembourg, which has a per capita income of $79,785, ranks 22nd when it comes to alcohol consumption in the world.

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Image: A kangaroo grabs can of beer held by Kathy Noble as she stands behind bar at the 127-year-old Comet Inn in township of Hartley Vale, Australia.
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Germany

Consumption of beer: 6.22 litres per capita per year

Consumption of wine: 3.15 litres per capita per year

Consumption of spirits: 2.30 litres per capita per year

Overall rank in per capita consumption of alcohol: 23

Germany, which has a per capita income of $40,757, ranks 23rd when it comes to alcohol consumption in the world.

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Image: People toast with beer mugs at the Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany.
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Finland

Consumption of beer: 4.59 litres per capita per year

Consumption of wine: 2.24 litres per capita per year

Consumption of spirits: 2.82 litres per capita per year

Overall rank in per capita consumption of alcohol: 24

Finland, which has a per capita income of $36,395, ranks 24th when it comes to alcohol consumption in the world.

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Image: A woman drinks water after a night out in the Big Market area of Newcastle, England.
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Latvia

Consumption of beer: 3.61 litres per capita per year

Consumption of wine: 1.10 litres per capita per year

Consumption of spirits: 6.24 litres per capita per year

Overall rank in per capita consumption of alcohol: 25

Latvia, which has a per capita income of $20,969, ranks 25th when it comes to alcohol consumption in the world.


Image: Foreign visitors to Fiji drink local beer at a beach-side hotel in Suva.
Photographs: Jason Reed/Reuters
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