The chart above displays the relative beer consumption per person for the specified countries. As you can see, there are huge variations in consumption by country. The average person in the Czech Republic, for example, consumes about seven times as much beer as the average Chinese person. The chart below shows more detailed statistics (Source: Kirin Holdings Company, 2004).
So the Czech's and Irish drink more than one bottle of beer per person per day! When you consider that some people (ie. children) aren't drinking much beer at all, it makes you realize that the others in those top countries are really drinking a lot.
In places like China, Norway and Brazil consumption is low. The more beer a country produces the more it consimes generaly. Big Beer consumers are countries that produce a large amount a beer such as Ireland, Germany and The united States. There for it varies quite a bit if you comparing China to Finland.
Does the bottles / week take into account alcohol by volume or weight? If not, a country like Ireland drinking ~4-5% ABV would be lower in alcohol consumption than Germany drinking ~5-7% ABV, assuming equal measurements for 'bottles'. Or, do you only care about absolute volume of beer?
Does this study include all beer consumed in the country or just that consumed by people of age? Depending on whether or not it was consumed legally, the drinking age could affect the study seeing as some countries, like the United States, have higher drinking ages than others.
i'm surprised at the results. i would have thought germany and the UK would have been higher up. and what about russia and former soviet countries. thought they'd place in the top 10. i suppose they are more into liquor than beer.
this post is a fail. beer bottles in different countries contain different amounts of beer, because the are different sizes. for example: usa 330ml per bottle germany 500ml per bottle.... how many bottles is not an accurate representation at all of how much beer is ingested.
Surprising to see that hotter countries (like brazil and mexico) drink less beer per person than some of the very cold countries that appear at the top of the list. I suppose that the culture of beer drinking is more important for beer consumption than weather.
Um. This doesn\'t claim to represent the top drinking countries. It\'s a sample. add a comment
I lived in Kiev, Ukraine for a time, I doubt Ukrainians drink more beer than the U. S. but I\'d bet they do drink more booze--vodka, liquor, beer, etc. --overall. add a comment
yeah db he never said this was a top 12 list. It's just an example to show his point. If he had included those nations in the wrong order you'd have a point, but without that you are coming off as a fool. Way to fail to see the point. add a comment
well such as it is, the list is probably right based on total sales, and as for some of the european countries I believe the one guy right they probably drink more in the form of spirits add a comment
the list is showing variability not highest consumption my friend add a comment
Don,t forget france too !!!! add a comment