Wednesday 24 August 2016

Revealed: Where does Ireland rate on the list of the world’s booziest countries?

Published 08/01/2016 | 13:25

Ireland rates 11th on a list of the world's booziest countries
Ireland rates 11th on a list of the world's booziest countries
OECD survey results depicting Alcohol consumption among adults in 2000 and 2013

Lithuanians consume more alcohol per capita than any other country according to a new report released by the OECD which analyses the alcohol consumption of adults since the Millennium.

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The new report released this week rates Ireland as eleventh on the list, which measures the alcohol consumption per capita between 2000 and 2013.

The results were compared to an identical survey completed in 2000, in which Ireland was named the world’s largest consumer of alcohol per capita.

The research completed in 2000 found Ireland had an alcohol consumption rate 14 litres per capita, which has reduced to 11 litres per capita according to the survey.

Meanwhile Austria, Estonia and the Czech Republic each rate in the list’s top five booziest countries.

The countries with the lowest alcohol consumption rates include Indonesia, Turkey and India which each have an alcohol consumption of less than three litres per capita.

While many countries in the survey reported a drop in the amount of alcohol consumed each year, researchers in the OECD found that there were alarming results when the scope is narrowed to an individual level.

"OECD analysis based on individual-level data show that hazardous drinking and heavy episodic drinking are on the rise in young people and women especially.

“Men of low socioeconomic status are more likely to drink heavily than those of a higher socioeconomic status, while the opposite is observed in women," the report states.

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