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Country vs country: Japan and United States compared: Culture > Food and drink > Alcohol stats

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  • Alcohol consumed from > All drinks: Average liters of pure alcohol consumed annually from legally and illegally produced alcohol, by the population above 14 years of age. The consumption of tourists is excluded for countries with more tourists per year than resident population.
  • Alcohol consumed from > Beer: Average liters of pure alcohol consumed annually in the form of beer, by the population above 14 years of age.
  • Alcohol consumed from > Homemade and illegal drinks: Average liters of pure alcohol consumed annually in the form of “unrecorded alcohol” by the population above 14 years of age. The consumption of tourists is excluded for countries with more tourists per year than resident population.
    “Unrecorded alcohol” is not taxed and is outside of governmental control. It includes alcohol that is homemade (legally or illegally), smuggled or obtained through cross-border shopping. Data is collected through investigations and expert judgment.
  • Alcohol consumed from > Legal sources: Average liters of pure alcohol consumed annually in the form of “recorded alcohol” by the population above 14 years of age. The consumption of tourists is excluded for countries with more tourists per year than resident population. “Recorded alcohol” is taxed and within governmental control. It excludes alcohol that is homemade (legally or illegally), smuggled or obtained through cross-border shopping.
  • Alcohol consumed from > Other alcoholic drinks: Average liters of pure alcohol consumed annually from beverages other than wine, beer and spirits, by the population above 14 years of age.
  • Alcohol consumed from > Spirits: Average liters of pure alcohol consumed annually in the form of spirits, by population above 14 years of age (excludes illegally produced spirits).
  • Alcohol consumed from > Wine: Average liters of pure alcohol consumed in the form of wine by population above 14 years of age.
  • Litres of pure alcohol drunk per year: Alcohol consumption among adults (over 15 years) (litres of pure alcohol per year).
  • Standard drink size: Mass (g).
STAT Japan United States
Alcohol consumed from > All drinks 8.03
Ranked 69th.
9.44
Ranked 57th. 18% more than Japan
Alcohol consumed from > Beer 1.72
Ranked 84th.
4.47
Ranked 23th. 3 times more than Japan
Alcohol consumed from > Homemade and illegal drinks 0.2
Ranked 170th.
1
Ranked 100th. 5 times more than Japan
Alcohol consumed from > Legal sources 7.83
Ranked 50th.
8.44
Ranked 43th. 8% more than Japan
Alcohol consumed from > Other alcoholic drinks 2.61
Ranked 13th.
0.0
Ranked 128th.
Alcohol consumed from > Spirits 3.37
Ranked 28th. 27% more than United States
2.65
Ranked 42nd.
Alcohol consumed from > Wine 0.29
Ranked 82nd.
1.36
Ranked 48th. 5 times more than Japan
Litres of pure alcohol drunk per year 7.59
Ranked 42nd.
8.61
Ranked 33th. 13% more than Japan
Standard drink size 19.75 g
Ranked 1st. 41% more than United States
14 g
Ranked 3rd.

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