Czechs still No. 1

Irish remain distant second in per capita beer consumption

Jan 14, 2004 - Czech beer drinkers continue to lead the world in beer consumption. While China and the United States are the largest overall producers because they are the largest countries, beer lovers in the Czech Republic and Ireland run well ahead in per capita consumption.


Czech drinkers downed an average of 162 liters each in 2003. "This means that the average citizen of our country drinks daily a minimum half-liter mug of this utmostly popular Czech drink," said Jan Vesely, Chairman of the Czech Union of Breweries.

Irish drinkers averaged 146, with Germany and Austria following at 123 and 112 liters respectively.

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