Total alcohol consumption per capita (liters of pure alcohol, projected estimates, 15+ years of age)

Definition: Total alcohol per capita consumption is defined as the total (sum of recorded and unrecorded alcohol) amount of alcohol consumed per person (15 years of age or older) over a calendar year, in litres of pure alcohol, adjusted for tourist consumption.

Description: The map below shows how Total alcohol consumption per capita (liters of pure alcohol, projected estimates, 15+ years of age) varies by country. The shade of the country corresponds to the magnitude of the indicator. The darker the shade, the higher the value. The country with the highest value in the world is Moldova, with a value of 15.20. The country with the lowest value in the world is Mauritania, with a value of 0.00.

Source: World Health Organization, Global Health Observatory Data Repository (http://apps.who.int/ghodata/).

See also: Country ranking, Time series comparison

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Statistical Concept and Methodology: The estimates for the total alcohol consumption are produced by summing up the 3-year average per capita (15+) recorded alcohol consumption and an estimate of per capita (15+) unrecorded alcohol consumption for a calendar year. Tourist consumption takes into account tourists visiting the country and inhabitants visiting other countries.

Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual