According to data from the World Health Organization (WHO), the world’s alcohol consumption varies widely by country. In 2016, the country with the highest recorded per capita consumption of alcohol was Belarus, at 17.5 liters per person per year. This was followed by Lithuania (15.4 liters), Russia (15.1 liters), Romania (14.4 liters), and Ukraine (14.1 liters).
On the other end of the spectrum, the countries with the lowest recorded per capita consumption of alcohol were Kuwait (0.1 liters), Libya (0.2 liters), Maldives (0.2 liters), Saudi Arabia (0.3 liters), and Yemen (0.3 liters).
It’s worth noting that these figures only take into account recorded alcohol consumption, which may not reflect the full picture of a country’s alcohol consumption habits. Additionally, the data does not distinguish between types of alcohol, such as beer, wine, or spirits, and does not take into account binge drinking or heavy drinking.
It’s also important to mention that alcohol consumption can have a significant impact on a person’s health, and excessive alcohol consumption can lead to a wide range of health problems including liver disease, cancer, and mental health issues.
It’s clear that alcohol consumption varies greatly by country, with some countries having significantly higher levels of recorded per capita consumption than others. Likewise, it’s important for governments and public health organizations to be aware of these differences and take appropriate measures to address excessive alcohol consumption in their populations.