February 25, 2010 / 3:55 PM / 7 years ago

FACTBOX: Alcohol consumption around the world

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(Reuters) - The following table shows trends and levels in alcohol consumption in selected countries, in liters per capita, by people aged 15 years and over:

Countries

Australia

1970: 11.6

1980: 12.9

1990: 10.5

2000: 9.8

2003: 9.8

Austria

1970: 13.9

1980: 13.8

1990: 12.6

2000: 11.1

2003: 11.1

Belgium

1970: 11.7

1980: 13.5

1990: 12.1

2000: 10.3

2003: 10.7

Canada

1970: 8.8

1980: 10.7

1990: 7.4

2000: 7.6

2003: 7.8

Czech Republic

1970: 11.7

1980: 11.3

1990: 11.8

2000: 12.1

2003: 11.9

Denmark

1970: 8.6

1980: 11.7

1990: 11.7

2000: 13.1

2003: 13.0

2006: 12.2

Finland

1970: 5.8

1980: 7.9

1990: 9.5

2000: 8.6

2003: 9.3

2006: 10.1

France

1970: 20.4

1980: 19.5

1990: 15.9

2000: 14.0

2003: 13.4

Germany

1970: 13.4

1990: 13.8

2000: 10.5

2003: 10.2

2006: 10.1

Greece

1980: 13.2

1990: 10.6

2000: 9.5

2003: 9.0

Hungary

1970: 11.5

1980: 14.9

1990: 13.9

2000: 12.0

2003: 13.2

Iceland

1970: 3.8

1980: 4.3

1990: 5.2

2000: 6.1

2003: 6.5

2006: 7.2

Ireland

1970: 7.0

1980: 9.6

1990: 11.2

2000: 14.2

2003: 13.5

2006: 13.4

Italy

1970: 17.8

1980: 16.3

1990: 11.0

2000: 9.0

2003: 8.1

Japan

1970: 6.1

1980: 7.1

1990: 9.2

2000: 8.6

2003: 8.4

2006: 7.9

Korea

1990: 9.1

2000: 8.9

2003: 8.6

Luxembourg

1970: 12.8

1980: 13.4

1990: 14.8

2000: 15.4

2003: 15.5

Mexico

1980: 3.3

1990: 4.9

2000: 4.8

2003: 4.6

Netherlands

1970: 7.8

1980: 11.5

1990: 9.9

2000: 10.1

2003: 9.7

New Zealand

1970: 9.8

1980: 11.8

1990: 10.1

2000: 8.9

2003: 8.9

2006: 9.4

Norway

1970: 4.7

1980: 5.3

1990: 5.0

2000: 5.7

2003: 6.0

2006: 6.5

Poland

1990: 8.3

2000: 8.3

2003: 8.1

Portugal

1980: 14.8

1990: 16.1

2000: 12.9

2003: 11.4

Slovak Republic

1970: 12.8

1980: 14.5

1990: 13.4

2000: 8.9

2003: 7.4

2006: 8.6

Spain

1970: 16.1

1980: 18.4

1990: 13.5

2000: 11.5

2003: 11.7

Sweden

1970: 7.2

1980: 6.7

1990: 6.4

2000: 6.2

2003: 7.0

2006: 6.8

Switzerland

1970: 14.2

1980: 13.5

1990: 12.9

2000: 11.2

2003: 10.8

2006: 10.2

Turkey

1970: 1.1

1980: 1.8

1990: 1.4

2000: 1.5

2003: 1.5

2006: 1.2

United Kingdom

1970: 7.1

1980: 9.4

1990: 9.8

2000: 10.4

2003: 11.2

2006: 10.9

United States

1970: 9.5

1980: 9.5

1990: 10.5

2003: 8.3

2006: 8.1

Sources: Reuters/OECD table 2008:

Writing by David Cutler, editing by Kate Kelland and Sara Ledwith

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