And the winner is…. Czech Republic! That’s right, Czechs drink most beer of all in the world. Well, not in total because that’s China with 54.000.000.000 liters, but with around 1.35 billion habitants that comes down to only 40 liters a year per person. When we calculate the average amount of beer drunk per person, Europe leaves all others behind. The British newspaper The Independent published the top-10 European countries, with Czech Republic as the superior number one.
Now before we show you the full list we must warn you that the data as collected by Euromonitor (the market intelligence firm that also concluded Koreans are the biggest consumers of hard liquor in the world) don’t include craft beers. In many Western countries this is an art that is practiced more and more. The actual amount of beer drunk per year might be quite a bit higher in some countries. Still the Czechs seem out of reach.
Top 10 European countries in liters of beer consumed per head (total beer consumption):
1. Czech Republic: 143 litres (1.5bn litres)
2. Germany: 110 litres (8.9bn litres)
3. Austria: 108 litres (920m litres)
4. Estonia: 104 litres (135m litres)
5. Poland: 100 litres (3.8bn litres)
6. Ireland: 93 litres (430m litres)
7. Romania: 90 litres (1.8bn litres)
8. Lithuania: 89 litres (260m litres)
9. Croatia: 82 litres (346 litres)
10. Belgium: 81 litres (900m litres)