OECD reports decline in the average alcohol consumption


Recently published OECD report entitled Health at a Glance 2019" notes that on average, alcohol consumption decreased from 10.2 litres per person in 2007 to 8.9 litres in 2017. 


On 7 November 2019, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the European Commission launched the latest edition of the report Health at a Glance 2019. The Health at a Glance reports present the most recent comparable data on key indicators of health status of the population and health systems’ performance across OECD countries.

One of the key findings of the report is that on average, alcohol consumption decreased from 10.2 litres per person in 2007 to 8.9 litres in 2017. Lithuania reported the highest consumption (12.3 litres), followed by Austria, France, the Czech Republic, Luxembourg, Ireland, Latvia and Hungary (all with 11 litres per person). On average 3.7% of adults were alcohol dependent in 2016.