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Bottoms up! Countries that consume most alcohol

June 02, 2014 08:56 IST

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

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.

Bottoms up! Countries that consume most alcohol

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

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

Tags: APC , Slovakia

Bottoms up! Countries that consume most alcohol

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

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

Bottoms up! Countries that consume most alcohol

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

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

Tags: APC , Hungary

Bottoms up! Countries that consume most alcohol

Image: Skyline of Escaldes-Engordany parish.
Photographs: Karoly Lorentey/wikimedia commons

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

Tags: APC , NA , Andorra

Bottoms up! Countries that consume most alcohol

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

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

Tags: APC , Ukraine

Bottoms up! Countries that consume most alcohol

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

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

Tags: APC , Romania

Bottoms up! Countries that consume most alcohol

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

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

Tags: APC

Bottoms up! Countries that consume most alcohol

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

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

Bottoms up! Countries that consume most alcohol

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

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

Tags: APC , Moldova

Bottoms up! Countries that consume most alcohol

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

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

Tags: APC , Belarus