UK NOT on top 10 list of world's heaviest drinking countries – so which are?

Think Britain’s a nation of binge drinkers? Think again.

According to a report by the World Health Organisation (WHO), Britain’s not among the top 10 of the world’s heaviest drinking countries.

Belarus was named the world’s heaviest drinking country with people guzzling down an average of 17.5 litres of pure alcohol a year.

Republic of Moldova came second with its natives consuming 16.8 litres a year. While Lithuania came third with 15.4 litres drunk in a year, Russian Federation came fourth with 15.1 litres.

The report pointed out that Britons over the age of 15 on average drink 11.6 litres of pure alcohol a year.

Take a look at the top 10 of the world’s heaviest drinking countries:

1. Belarus – 17.5 litres

2. Republic of Moldova – 16.8 litres

3. Lithuania – 15.4 litres

4. Russian Federation – 15.1 litres

5. Romania – 14.4 litres

6. Ukraine – 13.9 litres

7. Andorra – 13.8 litres

8. Hungary – 13.3 litres

9. Czech Republic and Slovakia – 13 litres

10. Portugal – 12.9 litres

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  • Anonymous

    first the UK is not a country its made up of 3 England scotland and wales and a few little fag tag of islands

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