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Culture > Food and drink > Alcohol > Alcohol consumed from > Homemade and illegal drinks: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: 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.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Moldova 10 2005
2 Ukraine 7.5 2005
3 Ecuador 5.37 2005
4 Kazakhstan 4.9 2005
=5 Chad 4 2005
=5 Romania 4 2005
=5 Peru 4 2005
=5 Hungary 4 2005
9 Belarus 3.91 2005
10 Namibia 3.75 2005
11 Poland 3.7 2005
12 Lesotho 3.65 2005
13 Sweden 3.6 2005
=14 Russia 3.5 2005
=14 Ethiopia 3.5 2005
16 Mexico 3.4 2005
17 Azerbaijan 3.3 2005
=18 Burundi 3 2005
=18 Brazil 3 2005
=18 Latvia 3 2005
=18 Slovenia 3 2005
=18 Cambodia 3 2005
=18 Lithuania 3 2005
=18 Botswana 3 2005
=18 Sierra Leone 3 2005
=18 Rwanda 3 2005
=18 Slovakia 3 2005
=18 Tajikistan 3 2005
=18 South Korea 3 2005
=30 Cape Verde 2.9 2005
=30 Republic of Macedonia 2.9 2005
32 Finland 2.8 2005
33 Vietnam 2.7 2005
34 Cameroon 2.6 2005
=35 Croatia 2.5 2005
=35 South Africa 2.5 2005
=35 Kenya 2.5 2005
=35 Bolivia 2.5 2005
=35 Georgia 2.5 2005
=35 Nigeria 2.5 2005
=35 Nauru 2.5 2005
=35 Burkina Faso 2.5 2005
43 Italy 2.35 2005
44 Turkmenistan 2.3 2005
45 Republic of the Congo 2.23 2005
46 Nepal 2.2 2005
=47 Albania 2.1 2005
=47 Portugal 2.1 2005
=49 Guyana 2 2005
=49 Uruguay 2 2005
=49 Kiribati 2 2005
=49 Chile 2 2005
=49 Cote d'Ivoire 2 2005
=49 Mongolia 2 2005
=49 Gabon 2 2005
=49 Argentina 2 2005
=49 Papua New Guinea 2 2005
=49 Colombia 2 2005
=49 Philippines 2 2005
=49 Denmark 2 2005
=49 Tanzania 2 2005
=49 Canada 2 2005
=63 Kyrgyzstan 1.9 2005
=63 Uzbekistan 1.9 2005
=65 Greece 1.8 2005
=65 Estonia 1.8 2005
=67 China 1.7 2005
=67 United Kingdom 1.7 2005
=67 Central African Republic 1.7 2005
=70 Nicaragua 1.6 2005
=70 Angola 1.6 2005
=70 Guatemala 1.6 2005
=70 Norway 1.6 2005
74 Liberia 1.59 2005
=75 Zambia 1.5 2005
=75 Djibouti 1.5 2005
=75 Jamaica 1.5 2005
=75 Ghana 1.5 2005
=75 Paraguay 1.5 2005
=75 Turkey 1.5 2005
81 Czech Republic 1.48 2005
=82 Honduras 1.4 2005
=82 Spain 1.4 2005
=82 Venezuela 1.4 2005
=82 Andorra 1.4 2005
=82 Costa Rica 1.4 2005
87 Armenia 1.3 2005
88 Democratic Republic of the Congo 1.26 2005
89 Bulgaria 1.2 2005
90 Serbia 1.12 2005
=91 Guinea-Bissau 1.1 2005
=91 Cuba 1.1 2005
=93 Singapore 1 2005
=93 Germany 1 2005
=93 Seychelles 1 2005
=93 Belgium 1 2005
=93 Iran 1 2005
=93 Uganda 1 2005
=93 Mozambique 1 2005
=93 United States 1 2005
=93 Togo 1 2005
=93 Federated States of Micronesia 1 2005
=93 Benin 1 2005
=93 Laos 1 2005
=93 Cyprus 1 2005
=93 Samoa 1 2005
=93 Niue 1 2005
=93 Zimbabwe 1 2005
=93 Fiji 1 2005
=93 Morocco 1 2005
=93 Belize 1 2005
=93 El Salvador 1 2005
=93 Palau 1 2005
=93 Ireland 1 2005
=93 Luxembourg 1 2005
=93 Panama 1 2005
=93 Mauritius 1 2005
118 Gambia 0.99 2005
119 Suriname 0.9 2005
120 Sudan 0.82 2005
121 Equatorial Guinea 0.77 2005
122 Thailand 0.71 2005
123 Dominican Republic 0.65 2005
124 Austria 0.64 2005
125 Haiti 0.62 2005
=126 Eritrea 0.6 2005
=126 The Bahamas 0.6 2005
128 Madagascar 0.55 2005
=129 Comoros 0.5 2005
=129 Grenada 0.5 2005
=129 Switzerland 0.5 2005
=129 Mali 0.5 2005
=129 Tonga 0.5 2005
=129 Saint Kitts and Nevis 0.5 2005
=129 Cook Islands 0.5 2005
=129 Saint Lucia 0.5 2005
=129 Solomon Islands 0.5 2005
=129 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 0.5 2005
=129 New Zealand 0.5 2005
=129 Trinidad and Tobago 0.5 2005
=129 Israel 0.5 2005
=129 Lebanon 0.5 2005
=129 Tuvalu 0.5 2005
=129 Barbados 0.5 2005
=129 Indonesia 0.5 2005
=129 Malawi 0.5 2005
=129 Vanuatu 0.5 2005
=129 Netherlands 0.5 2005
=129 Dominica 0.5 2005
=129 East Timor 0.5 2005
=151 Burma 0.46 2005
=151 Antigua and Barbuda 0.46 2005
153 Sri Lanka 0.44 2005
154 Malta 0.42 2005
=155 Iceland 0.4 2005
=155 Qatar 0.4 2005
157 France 0.36 2005
158 Bhutan 0.33 2005
159 Malaysia 0.32 2005
=160 Algeria 0.3 2005
=160 Oman 0.3 2005
=160 Syria 0.3 2005
=160 Jordan 0.3 2005
=160 Senegal 0.3 2005
165 Puerto Rico 0.28 2005
=166 Brunei 0.25 2005
=166 Niger 0.25 2005
=168 Tunisia 0.2 2005
=168 Iraq 0.2 2005
=168 Japan 0.2 2005
=168 India 0.2 2005
=168 United Arab Emirates 0.2 2005
=168 Saudi Arabia 0.2 2005
=168 Bangladesh 0.2 2005
175 Kuwait 0.17 2005
176 Australia 0.13 2005
=177 Egypt 0.1 2005
=177 Somalia 0.1 2005
=177 Mauritania 0.1 2005
=177 Guinea 0.1 2005
=177 Libya 0.1 2005
=177 Bahrain 0.1 2005
183 Pakistan 0.05 2005
=184 Yemen 0.02 2005
=184 Afghanistan 0.02 2005
=186 Bosnia and Herzegovina 0.0 2005
=186 Swaziland 0.0 2005

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