10 Most Alcohol Consuming Arab Countries

10 Most Alcohol Consuming Arab Countries

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Although many Arab countries have somewhat strict regulations on the sale and consumption of alcohol, and a few, such as Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, ban it all together, that doesn’t mean it isn’t widely consumed throughout the region. According to the World Health Organization’s 2014 report on alcohol and the management of substance abuse, the average human aged 15 years or older consumes 6.2 litres of pure alcohol per year.

However, when you take into consideration that less than 40 per cent of that global population actually consumes alcohol, this means the average drinker consumes about 17 litres annually. With these numbers in mind, most Arab countries are significantly below the international average. At the same time, when looking just at drinkers in several countries, the average consumption is significantly higher.

1. Kuwait

Average among total population: 0.1 litres

Average among drinkers: 1.3 litres

2. Libya

Average among total population: 0.1 litres

Average among drinkers: 2.5 litres

3. Mauritania

Average among total population: 0.1 litres

Average among drinkers: 4.8 litres

4. Camoros

Average among total population: 0.2 litres

Average among drinkers: 1.9 litres

5. Saudi Arabia

Average among total population: 0.2 litres

Average among drinkers: 3.9 litres

6. Yemen

Average among total population: 0.3 litres

Average among drinkers: 6.1 litres

7. Egypt

Average among total population: 0.4 litres

Average among drinkers: 6 litres

8. Iraq

Average among total population: 0.5 litres

Average among drinkers: 9.1 litres

9. Somalia

Average among total population: 0.5 litres

Average among drinkers: 9.2 litres

10. Jordan

Average among total population: 0.7 litres

Average among drinkers: 15.2 litres

According to the estimations by the World Health Organization:

· The harmful use of alcohol results in 3.3 million deaths each year.

· On average every person in the world aged 15 years or older drinks 6.2 litres of pure alcohol per year.

· Less than half the population (38.3%) actually drinks alcohol, this means that those who do drink consume on average 17 litres of pure alcohol annually.

An edited version of an article published by the StepFeed.


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