Alcohol Consumption, 2001-2002


Alcohol Consumption


This “Worldmapper” map shows alcohol consumption, adjusted for absolute alcohol content, by country. Territory size shows the proportion of worldwide alcohol that was drunk in the territory in 2001. The average Western European drinks more alcohol than the average person in all other regions, while the average South Asian drinks less. Many countries in the Middle East and Northern Africa did not have significant levels of alcohol consumption and therefore are not visible on the map. Although Western European nations consume the most alcohol per capita, the regions with the largest areas on the map are China, the United States, and Russia because they have larger alcohol consuming populations.

The map is accompanied by two tables that show ranked lists of the ten countries with the most and least liters of alcohol consumption per capita in 2001. There is also a bar graph that shows liters of alcohol consumed per person by region.

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