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WHO named top drinker country of the world
World | society | 09:29, 18 May 2017 | 1075

AKIPRESS.COM - Lithuanians are the world’s heaviest drinkers and their boozing is showing no signs of slowing, new data reveals.

They knocked back, on average, the equivalent of 18.2 litres of pure alcohol per person in 2016, up from 14.9 litres more than a decade ago, according to latest figures from the World Health Organisation (WHO).

That is the same as 910 large beers (500ml) or medium glasses of wine (152ml) over the year, or two-and-a-half a day.

But the country bucks a general European trend of falling consumption, as governments have targeted pricing, availability and marketing of alcoholic drinks.

Lithuanians drank the equivalent of 910 large beers. One beer glass represents 100 large beers.

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