The figure has been calculated using updated methodology and shows lower alcohol consumption than previous indicators. However, researchers say, it does not change the fact that Lithuanians are among the heaviest drinkers in the world.
Still, there are signs of improvement. Alcohol-related deaths have been on a steady decline in the country. It is estimated that in 2007 more than 4,600 people died from abusive consumption of alcohol, in 2008 there were 4,200 and in 2011, 3,200.