The Most Beer-Loving Countries Around the World

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The beginning of October brings with it images of falling leaves, warm drinks and pumpkin-carving. But many adults look forward to the month for a very particular reason: beer. Cities around the world ring in the height of fall by hosting their own Oktoberfests, mirrored after the longstanding German festival.

Though countries wait until the fall to pay tribute to beer, there are some that celebrate it year-round. But which one reigns above all others as the most beer-loving country? Using data from the World Health Organization, HealthGrove crunched the numbers to find the percentage of total alcohol consumption that constitutes beer in every country. They used the most recent data from 2010.

#24. Ecuador

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Population: 15,439,429
Percent beer consumed (of all alcoholic drinks): 67.3%
Drinking age: 18

#23. Belize

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Population: 334,297
Percent beer consumed (of all alcoholic drinks): 67.6%
Drinking age: 18

#22. Fiji

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Population: 896,758
Percent beer consumed (of all alcoholic drinks): 67.7%
Drinking age: 18

#21. Gabon

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Population: 1,640,286
Percent beer consumed (of all alcoholic drinks): 68.3%
Drinking age: 18

#20. Tunisia

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Population: 10,835,873
Percent beer consumed (of all alcoholic drinks): 68.6%
Drinking age: 18

#19. Panama

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Population: 3,559,408
Percent beer consumed (of all alcoholic drinks): 69.2%
Drinking age: 18

#18. Singapore

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Population: 5,460,302
Percent beer consumed (of all alcoholic drinks): 70.1%
Drinking age: 18

#17. Samoa

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Population: 195,476
Percent beer consumed (of all alcoholic drinks): 70.9%
Drinking age: 18

#16. Venezuela

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Population: 28,459,085
Percent beer consumed (of all alcoholic drinks): 75.6%
Drinking age: 18

#15. Mexico

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Population: 116,220,947
Percent beer consumed (of all alcoholic drinks): 75.7%
Drinking age: 18

#14. Iraq

Bernie's Beer Can Paradise

Population: 31,858,481
Percent beer consumed (of all alcoholic drinks): 76.1%
Drinking age: 18

#13. Malaysia

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Population: 29,628,392
Percent beer consumed (of all alcoholic drinks): 76.2%
Drinking age: 16

#12. Bolivia

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Population: 10,461,053
Percent beer consumed (of all alcoholic drinks): 76.8%
Drinking age: 18

#11. Palau

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Population: 21,108
Percent beer consumed (of all alcoholic drinks): 77.7%
Drinking age: 21

#10. Republic of the Congo

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Population: 4,492,689
Percent beer consumed (of all alcoholic drinks): 78.4%
Drinking age: 18

#9. Guinea

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Population: 11,176,026
Percent beer consumed (of all alcoholic drinks): 78.9%
Drinking age: None

#8. Solomon Islands

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Population: 597,248
Percent beer consumed (of all alcoholic drinks): 81.1%
Drinking age: 18

#7. Myanmar

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Population: 55,746,253
Percent beer consumed (of all alcoholic drinks): 82.6%
Drinking age: 18

#6. Indonesia

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Population: 251,160,124
Percent beer consumed (of all alcoholic drinks): 84.5%
Drinking age: 21

#5. Nauru

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Population: 9,434
Percent beer consumed (of all alcoholic drinks): 85.4%
Drinking age: 18

#4. Brunei

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Population: 415,717
Percent beer consumed (of all alcoholic drinks): 89.8%
Drinking age: 17*

*It’s illegal to purchase alcohol, but it is legal for non-Muslims over 17 to bring limited amounts of alcohol into the country every 48 hours if it is consumed privately.

#3. Namibia

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Population: 2,182,852
Percent beer consumed (of all alcoholic drinks): 96.7%
Drinking age: 18

#2. Vietnam

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Population: 92,477,857
Percent beer consumed (of all alcoholic drinks): 97.3%
Drinking age: 18

#1. Bhutan

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Population: 725,296
Percent beer consumed (of all alcoholic drinks): 100%
Drinking age: 18

This article was written by Natalie Morin from Business2Community and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.


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