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17/05/2017

Lithuania the heaviest drinking country in the world

WHO released data on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) targets with 35 indicators, alcohol consumption being one of the them.

The World Health Statistics series is WHO’s annual compilation of health statistics for its 194 Member States.
World Health Statistics 2017 compiles data on 21 health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) targets, with 35 indicators, as well as data on life expectancy.

Alcohol consumption falls within SDG Target 3.5.

The newest data for Europe paints a mixed picture, with alcohol consumption in some countries falling down and in others going up.

There appears to be a correlation between countries with well-established alcohol policies in place, such as the French Loi Evin or latest Finnish marketing legislation and decreased alcohol consumption.

Country

Total alcohol consumption 2003-2005

Total alcohol consumption

2008 - 2010

Total alcohol consumption 2017

Austria

10,9

10,3

10,6

Belgium

12,0

11,0

13,2

Bulgaria

11,6

11,4

13,6

Croatia

14,0

12,2

13,6

Cyprus

8,7

9,2

9,3

Czech Republic

13,3

13,0

13,7

Denmark

13,4

11,4

10,1

Estonia

13,6

13,4

12,8

Finland

12,5

12,2

10,9

France

13,4

12,2

11,7

Germany

12,8

11,8

11,4

Greece

10,8

10,3

8,5

Hungary

17,1

13,3

12,3

Iceland

6,4

7,1

7,5

Ireland

14,4

11,9

10,9

Italy

10,5

6,7

7,6

Latvia

12,0

12,3

12,3

Lithuania

14,9

15,4

18,2

Luxemburg

13,3

11,9

11,1

Malta

5,4

7,0

7,5

Netherlands

10,1

9,9

8,7

Norway

7,8

7,7

7,8

Poland

13,0

12,5

12,3

Portugal

14,4

12,9

10,6

Romania

12,8

14,4

13,7

Russia

16,1

15,1

 

Slovakia

13,7

13,0

12,3

Slovenia

15,4

11,6

11,3

Spain

12,3

11,2

9,2

Sweden

10,3

9,2

8,8

Switzerland

11,1

10,7

10

Turkey

3,3

2,0

 

UK

13,2

11,6

12,3