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  • Arts > Fine art exports: Value of exports of art (works done exclusively by hand, antiques, stamps and sculptures) of the top exporting countries.
  • Food and drink > Alcohol > 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.
  • Food and drink > Alcohol > Alcohol consumed from > Beer: Average liters of pure alcohol consumed annually in the form of beer, by the population above 14 years of age.
  • Food and drink > Beer consumption: Total national beer consumption (litres).
  • Food and drink > Cheese consumption per capita per year: Total per capita cheese consumption in kilograms for each country in 2011.
  • Happy Planet Index: The Happy Planet Index (HPI) is calculated from three components: Perceived well-being, life expectancy and ecological footprint. A higher value indicates a happier population.
  • Sexuality > Homosexuality > Anti-discrimination laws: Anti-discrimination (sexual orientation).

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  • Sexuality > Homosexuality > LGBT individual may petition to adopt a child: LGBT individual may petition to adopt.

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  • Sexuality > Homosexuality > Legality of homosexual acts: Same-sex sexual activity.

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  • Sexuality > Homosexuality > Recognition of gay relationships: Recognition of relationships.

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  • Sexuality > Homosexuality > Same-sex adoption: Same-sex adoption.

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  • Sexuality > Homosexuality > Same-sex marriage: Same-sex marriage.

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  • Smoking > Cigarettes per adult per year: This list compares the average annual consumption of cigarettes per adult in countries around the world. Ten european countries top the list, all located at the East of the continent, with the exception of Greece. Developed asian countries like China, South Korea and Japan also register high cigarette consumption, while Africa hosts the countries with less consumption.
  • Well being > Experienced well-being: Experienced well-being data is collected by the Gallup World Poll, by surveying people on how they feel about the quality of their life on scale from 0 (the worst possible life) to 10 (the best possible life).
  • World Heritage Sites: Cultural sites.

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  • Food and drink > Alcohol > Litres of pure alcohol drunk per year: Alcohol consumption among adults (over 15 years) (litres of pure alcohol per year).
  • Arts > Fine art exports per capita: Value of exports of art (works done exclusively by hand, antiques, stamps and sculptures) of the top exporting countries. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Sexuality > Homosexuality > Same-sex couple may jointly petition to adopt a child: Same-sex couple may jointly petition.

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  • Sexuality > Homosexuality > Same-sex partner may petition to adopt partner's child: Same-sex partner may petition to adopt partner's child.

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  • Sexuality > Homosexuality > Same-sex couples are allowed to foster or stepchild foster: Same-sex couples are allowed to foster or stepchild foster.

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  • Food and drink > Alcohol > 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.
  • Arts > Fine art imports: Value of imports of art (works done exclusively by hand, antiques, stamps and sculptures) of the top importing countries.
  • Food and drink > Alcohol > 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).
  • Food and drink > Alcohol > Alcohol consumed from > Wine: Average liters of pure alcohol consumed in the form of wine by population above 14 years of age.
  • Food and drink > Alcohol > 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.
  • Arts > Fine art imports per capita: Value of imports of art (works done exclusively by hand, antiques, stamps and sculptures) of the top importing countries. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Food and drink > Alcohol > 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.
STAT Switzerland United Kingdom HISTORY
Arts > Fine art exports 1.23 billion
Ranked 3rd.
5.18 billion
Ranked 2nd. 4 times more than Switzerland
Food and drink > Alcohol > Alcohol consumed from > All drinks 11.06
Ranked 33th.
13.37
Ranked 17th. 21% more than Switzerland
Food and drink > Alcohol > Alcohol consumed from > Beer 3.1
Ranked 51st.
4.93
Ranked 15th. 59% more than Switzerland
Food and drink > Beer consumption 453 million L
Ranked 27th.
4.59 billion L
Ranked 8th. 10 times more than Switzerland
Food and drink > Cheese consumption per capita per year 20.8 kg
Ranked 7th. 91% more than United Kingdom
10.9 kg
Ranked 20th.
Happy Planet Index 50.3
Ranked 34th. 5% more than United Kingdom
47.9
Ranked 41st.

Sexuality > Homosexuality > Anti-discrimination laws Bans some anti-gay discrimination All
Sexuality > Homosexuality > LGBT individual may petition to adopt a child Yes Yes
Sexuality > Homosexuality > Legality of homosexual acts Legal ( Geneva , Vaud , Valais and Ticino : since 1798 Nationwide since 1942) UN decl. sign. Legal in England and Wales since 1967 in Scotland since 1981 in Northern Ireland since 1982 UN decl. sign.
Sexuality > Homosexuality > Recognition of gay relationships Registered partnership since 2007 Yes (since 2005)
Sexuality > Homosexuality > Same-sex adoption / Biological step-child adoption only. Yes (since 2002 in England and Wales, 2009 in Scotland and 2013 in Northern Ireland)
Sexuality > Homosexuality > Same-sex marriage (proposed) / ( Since 2013 in England and Wales. Under consideration in Scotland, not in Northern Ireland )
Smoking > Cigarettes per adult per year 1,722
Ranked 20th. 2 times more than United Kingdom
750
Ranked 73th.
Well being > Experienced well-being 7.5
Ranked 2nd. 7% more than United Kingdom
7
Ranked 9th.
World Heritage Sites 8
Ranked 23th.
23
Ranked 8th. 3 times more than Switzerland
Food and drink > Alcohol > Litres of pure alcohol drunk per year 10.83
Ranked 16th.
11.75
Ranked 8th. 8% more than Switzerland
Arts > Fine art exports per capita 157.18
Ranked 1st. 89% more than United Kingdom
83.15
Ranked 2nd.
Sexuality > Homosexuality > Same-sex couple may jointly petition to adopt a child No Yes
Sexuality > Homosexuality > Same-sex partner may petition to adopt partner's child No Yes
Sexuality > Homosexuality > Same-sex couples are allowed to foster or stepchild foster Yes Yes
Food and drink > Alcohol > Alcohol consumed from > Homemade and illegal drinks 0.5
Ranked 131st.
1.7
Ranked 68th. 3 times more than Switzerland
Arts > Fine art imports 1.66 billion
Ranked 3rd.
4.21 billion
Ranked 2nd. 3 times more than Switzerland
Food and drink > Alcohol > Alcohol consumed from > Spirits 1.8
Ranked 63th.
2.41
Ranked 49th. 34% more than Switzerland
Food and drink > Alcohol > Alcohol consumed from > Wine 5.1
Ranked 7th. 44% more than United Kingdom
3.53
Ranked 20th.
Food and drink > Alcohol > Alcohol consumed from > Other alcoholic drinks 0.1
Ranked 65th.
0.67
Ranked 30th. 7 times more than Switzerland
Arts > Fine art imports per capita 211.72
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than United Kingdom
67.68
Ranked 3rd.
Food and drink > Alcohol > Alcohol consumed from > Legal sources 10.56
Ranked 22nd.
11.67
Ranked 15th. 11% more than Switzerland

SOURCES: http://comtrade.un.org/; Global status report on alcohol and health, World Health Organisation, 2011. p. 273 ff.; Per Capita Beer Consumption by Country in 2012, Kirin Holdings Company. Table 3.; Wikipedia: Cheese (Total cheese consumption per capita per year) ("Total and Retail Cheese Consumption – Kilograms per Capita" . Canadian Dairy Information Centre . Retrieved 2013-05-20 ., , Cidilait, ''Le fromage'', Cheese Consumption Continues to Rise); http://www.happyplanetindex.org/data/; Wikipedia: LGBT rights by country or territory (Australasia); Wikipedia: LGBT adoption (European laws on adoption by same-sex couples); Wikipedia: LGBT rights by country or territory (Central Asia); Wikipedia: LGBT rights in Asia (Central Asia); Wikipedia: LGBT rights by country or territory (Central Europe); Wikipedia: List of countries by cigarette consumption per capita (List); Wikipedia: Table of World Heritage Sites by country (Table of World Heritage Sites); World Health Organization. Source tables; http://comtrade.un.org/. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; Global status report on alcohol and health, World Health Organisation, 2011. p. 273 ff.; Global status report on alcohol and health, World Health Organisation. p. 273 ff. ; Global status report on alcohol and health, World Health Organisation, 2011. p. 273 ff. 

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