Top 10: Countries that drink the most beer © Getty Images

Top 10: Countries that drink the most beer

The UK doesn't even rank in the top 10.

UK pub-goers will have to drink 124 pints of beer each to make up for losses due to coronavirus lockdowns, according to a report by finance experts Company Debt. As it happens, that’s almost exactly the amount of beer that people in the UK drank per capita in 2019.


At least, that’s what the Kirin Beer University Report found. Japanese beer company Kirin has tracked global consumption since 1975, drawing its data from brewers’ associations and industry statistics around the world.

You’d think, surely, that that would make us the biggest beer drinkers in the world. But in fact, we’re only at number 23. Read on for the top 10.

10. Latvia


81.4 litres per capita

9. Croatia


85.5 litres per capita

8. Spain


88.8 litres per capita

7. Ireland


92.9 litres per capita

6. Namibia


95.5 litres per capita

5. Poland


97.7 litres per capita

4. Germany


99.0 litres per capita

3. Romania


100.3 litres per capita

2. Austria

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107.8 litres per capita

1. Czech Republic


188.6 litres per capita

Source: Kirin Beer University Report

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