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  • 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.
  • Beer: Average liters of pure alcohol consumed annually in the form of beer, by the population above 14 years of age.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Spirits: Average liters of pure alcohol consumed annually in the form of spirits, by population above 14 years of age (excludes illegally produced spirits).
  • Wine: Average liters of pure alcohol consumed in the form of wine by population above 14 years of age.
STAT United States Venezuela
All drinks 9.44
Ranked 57th. 15% more than Venezuela
8.23
Ranked 67th.
Beer 4.47
Ranked 23th.
5.19
Ranked 13th. 16% more than United States
Homemade and illegal drinks 1
Ranked 100th.
1.4
Ranked 84th. 40% more than United States
Legal sources 8.44
Ranked 43th. 24% more than Venezuela
6.83
Ranked 58th.
Other alcoholic drinks 0.0
Ranked 128th.
0.0
Ranked 154th.
Spirits 2.65
Ranked 42nd. 61% more than Venezuela
1.65
Ranked 71st.
Wine 1.36
Ranked 48th. 19 times more than Venezuela
0.07
Ranked 116th.

SOURCES: Global status report on alcohol and health, World Health Organisation, 2011. p. 273 ff.; Global status report on alcohol and health, World Health Organisation, 2011. p. 273 ff.; 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. 

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