Alcohol Consumption Statistics


Below please see alcohol consumption stats. updated according to the latest data. Adjustments to OECD data observed most obviously Korean stats. Before, it was at around the level of 12 liters. OECD average was thus pulled down a bit.

Alcohol consumption, Liters per capita (age 15+)

Source: OECD Health Data 2013; Taiwan national stats. authority 2013

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
OECD lowest
Israel 2.3 2.2 2.4 2.3 2.4
Turkey 1.5 1.4 1.3 1.2 1.3 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.6
OECD highest
France 13.4 13 12.7 12.9 12.7 12.3 12.3 12 12.6
Luxembourg 17.4 17.7 17.7 16.3 16.2 16.5 15.3
Taiwan's neighboring countries
Japan 8.4 8.2 8.5 7.9 7.7 7.5 7.4 7.3 7.3
Korea*** 9.3 9.3 9 9.2 9.3 9.5 8.9 9 8.9
Other OECD countries
Canada 7.7 7.8 7.8 8 8.1 8.2 8.2 8.2 8
Germany 11.9 11.8 12.2 12.4 12.1 12 11.7
Ireland 13.5 13.6 13.4 13.4 13.4 12.4 11.3 11.9 11.6
Italy 8.6 8.3 8 7.8 7.8 7.4 6.9