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Highest Beer Consumption Per Capita

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This list ranks countries by their annual beer consumption per capita. The Irish and Germans may think they're the heaviest drinkers, but they're not. That honor goes to the Czechs. Beer is the most popular, widely consumed alcoholic beverage in the world, and third most popular beverage overall behind water and tea - meaning there are lots of biggest beer drinking countries. Beer may also be the oldest alcoholic beverage, with references to it found within some of humanities earliest known writings. Countries with high consumption of beer per capita likely have a culture that has been making brew for a long time. 

What countries drink the most beer? What's the average beer consumption of the country you're from? Today, regional beers are distributed and enjoyed world wide... And judging from this list, some countries enjoy their beer more than others, landing them a spot on this list of beer drinking countries.
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  • Russia26

    Russia

    Eurasia
    Total consumption per person: 58.9 litres
  • Venezuela27

    Venezuela

    Americas
    Total consumption per person: 58.6 litres
  • Romania28

    Romania

    Europe
    Total consumption per person: 58.2 litres
  • Cyprus29

    Cyprus

    Europe
    Total consumption per person: 58.1 litres
  • Switzerland30
    Total consumption per person: 57.3 litres
  • Gabon31

    Gabon

    Africa
    Total consumption per person: 55.8 litres
  • Norway32

    Norway

    Europe
    Total consumption per person: 55.5 litres
  • Mexico33

    Mexico

    Americas
    Total consumption per person: 51.8 litres
  • Sweden34

    Sweden

    Europe
    Total consumption per person: 51.5 litres
  • Japan35

    Japan

    Asia
    Total consumption per person: 51.3 litres
  • Brazil36

    Brazil

    Americas
    Total consumption per person: 47.6 litres
  • Argentina37

    Argentina

    Americas
    Total consumption per person: 43.2 litres
  • Namibia38

    Namibia

    Africa
    Total consumption per person: 40 litres
  • South Korea39
    Total consumption per person: 38.5 litres
  • Colombia40

    Colombia

    Americas
    Total consumption per person: 36.8 litres
  • China41

    China

    Asia
    Total consumption per person: 30 litres
  • Vietnam42
    Total consumption per person: 19 litres
  • Kenya43

    Kenya

    Africa
    Total consumption per person: 12 litres
  • Uzbekistan44
    Total consumption per person: 11 litres
  • Tanzania45

    Tanzania

    Africa
    Total consumption per person: 8.4 litres
  • Uganda46

    Uganda

    Africa
    Total consumption per person: 6 litres
  • Sri Lanka47
    Total consumption per person: 2.45 litres
  • India48

    India

    Asia
    Total consumption per person: 1.3 litres