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2021.05.28 12:00

Average alcohol consumption in Lithuania: glass of beer, wine, or 80g of vodka

BNS2021.05.28 12:00

An average Lithuanian consumes a glass of beer, a large glass of wine, or 80 grams of vodka per day, the country's statistics office said.

Beer is by far the most popular alcoholic drink in the country. Lithuanians also consume spirits, though drink less wine.

“We have re-calculated the amount [of total alcohol consumption] in terms of the most commonly consumed alcohol, and one resident aged over 15 consumes one glass of beer, quite a large glass of wine or 80 grams of vodka,” Jūratė Petrauskienė, the head of Statistics Lithuania, told a press conference on Friday.

“Lithuanians mostly prefer beer, which makes 44 percent of the total consumer alcohol, and consume quite a lot of spirited drinks and alcoholic cocktails, while wine accounts for 15 percent of total alcohol consumption,” Petrauskienė said.

Statistics Lithuania has also reported that Lithuania's legal alcohol consumption per person aged over 15 amounted to 11.4 litres last year, up by 0.3 litres compared to 2019.

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