a report prepared by Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development The OECD has revealed which are the countries in Europe that drink the most alcohol. and eagerly United Kingdom Doesn’t make it to the top ten.
appears in the first place LatviaWho? Consumption of 12.1 liters of pure liquor per citizen of legal age during the year 2020. are immediately behind czech republic (with 11.6 litres) and lithuania (with 11.4 liters).
The British drink less alcohol than the Germans, French or Austrians
for his part, UK ranks 18th And behind countries like France, Germany and Austria. Data from 2020 shows that an average British adult consumed 9.7 liters of straight alcohol, indicating that the ‘British drinking culture’ is changing.
The report collected data that showed that nearly 1 in 5 European adults surveyed (19%) reported that at least once a month, they had binge drinking Between 2014 and 2019. This figure can vary between countries, from around 5% in Cyprus and Italy, to over 35% in Romania and Denmark. Thus, there has been a difference between the sexes as well. Men are more likely to drink alcohol than women.
Nevertheless, the OECD report highlights that alcohol consumption has decreased over the past decade in most parts of Europe, especially Ireland, Lithuania, Greece and Spain.
This may be due to the following reasons, as explained in the report: “Many European countries have implemented a number of policies to limit alcohol consumption such as taxation, restrictions on alcohol availability and alcohol advertising ban,
However, much remains to be done, as the OECD states: “their effectiveness is hampered by poor implementation on the ground and limited resources.”