Russia is not a country with heavy drinking | Naya Polo

Russia is not a country with heavy drinking

Russia is not the  country with the heaviest drinking.

Among foreigners there is a myth that everybody drinks in Russia.

Dear misguided, before you spread silly stereotypes, look at the statistics.

According to the European Statista, consumption of alcohol per capita a year looks like this:

 

Statista. Naya Polo
Statista. Naya Polo

 

As you can see from the report, Russia is not among the top five drinking countries.

Moreover, if we  quote the Global status report on alcohol and health 2018, made by WORLD HEALTH Organisation,

then we will see that Russia ranks 16th in alcohol consumption per capita

 

 

Country Alcohol per capita (15+) consumption (in litres of pure alcohol)
1 Republic of Moldova 15,2
2 Lithuania 15,0
3 Czech Republic 14,4
4 Germany 13,4
5 Nigeria 13,4
6 Luxembourg 13,0
7 Ireland 13,0
8 Latvia 12,9
9 Bulgaria 12,7
10 Slovenia 12,6
11 Romania 12,6
12 France 12,6
13 Portugal 12,3
14 Belgium 12,1
15 Seychelles 12,0
16 Russian Federation 11,7
17 Poland 11,6
18 Estonia 11,6

 

If we compare the figures for 2010 and 2016, the amount of alcohol consumption per capita in Russia decreased by 26 percent.

Country 2010, liter  per capita 2016,liter  per capita Dynamics, %
Republic of Moldova 17,9 15,2 -15,1
Lithuania 15,01 15,0 -0,2
Czechia 14,0 14,4 2,9
Germany 12,9 13,4 4,1
Ireland 12,3 13,0 5,7
Latvia 11,6 12,9 11,2
Bulgaria 12,0 12,7 5,9
Slovenia 11,5 12,6 9,6
Romania 15,0 12,6 -16,4
France 12,2 12,6 3,3
Belgium 11,4 12,1 6,2
Russian Federation 15,8 11,7 -26,4
Poland 11,4 11,6 1,8
Estonia 12,4 11,6 -6,5

 

Here is the entire “Global status report on alcohol and health 2018”  

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